Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida.
Unfortunately, so are hurricanes.
These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE
Hurricane Season runs from June 1st thru November 30th in Florida. Are you prepared? Have you thought about your important documents, nonfood emergency supplies, medications, pantry needs, food and water supplies and survival of your pets ... READ MORE
Did you know that youth ages 12 to 18 can participate in a 4-H leadership camp that teaches Community Emergency Response? This year, youth will learn CPR, communication strategies for community leaders, financial management skills, and more.
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There are more and more reports in the news about home fires, prescribed burns, unplanned wildfires and other fire hazards around the country and world.
Fire preparedness matters in the kitchen, home and in your community.
I have a few ... READ MORE
Its that time of year again. Hurricane Season, and with it comes lots of wind and rain. Sometimes too much wind and rain. It is important to be prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way. Especially when you have citrus groves.
Hurricane ... READ MORE
Hurricanes and natural disasters are nothing new to Floridians, but we are in uncharted territory when we try to manage disasters during a pandemic. That makes making planning for disasters paramount. The second edition of the Homeowner’s ... READ MORE
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences
It's officially hurricane season here in Florida and that means it's time to review and rebuild your disaster kit. Take some time to go through your kit ... READ MORE
It struck me as conveniently ironic that as we go from distancing to possibly sheltering from a hurricane, many of us may already be somewhat prepared. Stockpiling supplies has been a theme of sorts for the first part of this year - we might ... READ MORE
Many workplaces, schools, and social venues have been shut down. One thing remains: Everyone still needs to eat. It’s more critical than ever to keep domestic farming, ranching and associated food processing, packing, and distribution up and ... READ MORE