Tag: disaster

Sarasota County ag community prepares for storm issues

By SARAH BOSTICK Sustainable Agriculture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters is a very big job in our state, and one not limited to our urban areas. It is such a big… Read More

Hurricanes and the Landscape: Last Minute Preparations

When tropical systems threaten you, what should you do?  Preparation in the landscape can be key to protect your investment in your property and personal safety during hurricane season. Prepare Well in Advance One key idea to preparing… Read More

New UF/IFAS Crop-Damage Assessment System Will Speed Reporting After Disasters

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the wake of Hurricane Irma, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences realized that their UF/IFAS Extension colleagues needed a better system for reporting damages and losses suffered by… Read More

Tips for Storm Preparedness

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH: The Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide can be found at  http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/emergency-preparedness-and-response/_documents/prepareguide-eng.pdf and The Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness can be found at http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/emergency-preparedness-and-response/_documents/prepareguide-eng.pdf  . More resources can be found by visiting  Florida’s Division of Consumer Affairs website… Read More

Hurricane Prep for Ag Producers

Agricultural producers face unique challenges when preparing for and recovering from disasters. With that in mind, we have summarized relevant information from our Disaster Handbook for you. We also offer guidelines and safety tips for restoring damaged businesses… Read More