Tag: disaster

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

UF/IFAS engineer to lead research into environmentally induced migration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Natural and agricultural disasters can lead to massive human migrations, and a University of Florida scientist will lead a group that will improve our ability to predict the patterns of those movements. Rachata Muneepeerakul, an… Read More

Teaching Kids the Importance of Keeping Track of Memories (For Disaster and Historical Records Purposes)

There are certain items we possess that have more than just monetary value, and sometimes it is difficult for children to realize this. It is important however, that we teach children the difference between items have a high… Read More

After the Hurricane: Cleaning Up Safely

After a hurricane there is usually debris, limbs, trees fallen and other property damage. Homeowners can be seriously injured while doing their own tree work.  It is always a good idea to consult a professional before taking on… Read More