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How nature can protect us from natural disasters


June 4, 2021

Ecosystem Services Did you know that our beautiful Florida environment can protect us from natural disasters? These ecosystem services, or contributions that the environment provides for human well-being, are crucial during our times of ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation, Corals, Disasters, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Erosion, Forests, Hurricanes, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Storm, Water, Wetlands

Free “Brace for the Storm” Workshops Help Homeowners Prepare for Disasters

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June 19, 2016

Aluminum shutters help protect windows from flying debris during windstorms. Here in the latter half of June, temperatures have heated up and summer thunderstorms have swept through on a regular basis. As we are reminded often, hurricane season ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Disasters, Free, Help, Homeowners, Panhandle Outdoors, Prepare, Storm, Workshops, €Brace

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Birth Certificates Florida Birth Certificates 1. The process for applying for a birth certificate can be found at the Florida Department of Health (DOH) website. Access ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Hurricane Preparedness, Natural Disasters, Safety, Shelley Swenson, Tropical Storm, Wakulla County Extension, Weather Emergencies

Electrical Systems and Appliances – Cleaning and Odor Removal


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent An electrician or another person competent in electronics should check your electrical system and appliances before you try to use them. You can ask your power supplier ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Hurricane Preparedness, Natural Disasters, Safety, Shelley Swenson, Tropical Storm, Wakulla County Extension, Weather Emergencies

Drying Books and Family Papers


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Dry books and papers slowly. If books and papers are damp, sprinkle cornstarch or talcum powder between pages to absorb moisture. Leave powder on for several hours and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cleaning Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent When to Discard, Clean, or Call a Professional When faced with flood-damaged carpeting and rugs, your options will depend on the source of flooding. If floodwater consisted ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Hurricane Preparedness, Natural Disasters, Shelley Swenson, Tropical Storm, Wakulla County Extension, Weather Emergencies

Home Clean-Up and Renovations – Floors


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Warped and De-laminated Floors: Not all warped wood flooring can be repaired. The extent of damage will depend partly on the kind of material used in the floor. Different ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla

Mildew after the Storm? Here are helpful removal tips.


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   For those of you who have experienced recent flooding during the storm, it is important that you make sure you clean up properly. Excess moisture in the air can ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Floods, FYCS, Hurricane Preparedness, Natural Disasters, Safety, Shelley Swenson, Tropical Storm, Wakulla County Extension, Weather Emergencies

Tips to Avoid Fraud and Deception


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Victims must be cautious about employing strangers to remove trees and do repair work on their property. Every agreement and credit contract should be read carefully ... READ MORE

Category: Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Financial, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

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