Water is an essential consideration during a natural disaster such as a Hurricane or Tropical Storm. If you're reading this while a storm is in the forecast for your area, then scenes of bare shelves in your local grocery stores are either all ... READ MORE
Most residents in Florida are very familiar with the word hurricane. How we choose to respond can range from excitement for the weather enthusiast to sheer dread at the thought of constant rain showers, high winds, ... READ MORE
Regardless of a physical or mental condition, we all need to plan for a disaster. It's especially important for those medical needs, and Sarasota County has designated certain evacuation centers for those individuals with qualifying needs.
But, ... READ MORE
In the last post, "Disaster Preparedness: Planning for medically dependent sheltering," we talked about how to register for a medically dependent evacuation center. In this post, we'll look at how to prepare if someone you know has a special ... READ MORE
As Hurricane Ian approaches our area, see the following storm updates from our office. You'll find extension program and event updates, storm prep resources, and local resources here.
Stay tuned to your local news channels, Polk County Emergency ... READ MORE
Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. We have seen the devastating effects to communities that have been hit hard by hurricanes, which are always a very real threat to Florida. Preparedness is one key to successfully weathering ... READ MORE
As our oceans warm, hurricanes are becoming more intense and slower-moving, resulting in greater potential damage from heavy winds and flooding. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Southeast Climate Hub developed a series of guides specifically ... READ MORE
Are you prepared for disaster? There is more to being prepared than just stocking up. After disaster strikes, it is important to know proper food and water safety to ensure the well-being of your loved ones.
Emergency Preparation (Before ... READ MORE
By Shelley Swenson
Family and Consumer Sciences/
Expanded Food and Nutrition Program
UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS
Please consider doing one small thing TODAY that would better prepare you for the threat of ... READ MORE