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Installing your wireless rain sensor


May 2, 2022

Rain Sensors Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Irrigation, Lawn, Pgm_Water, Programming, Rain Sensor, Storm, Turf, Water

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, Disaster, Disasters, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Erosion, Forests, Hurricanes, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Storm, Water, Wetlands
Pantry organization of non-perishable food items. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS, Tyler Jones]

Disaster preparedness: consider shelf-stable food safety


June 3, 2021

As you know, our official storm/hurricane season starts June 1. Have you begun to prepare? A good first step is to look in your pantry for shelf-stable foods. Of course, what IS a shelf-stable food? And, how does that relate to food safety? ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Prep, Disaster Preparedness, Food, Food Safety, Hurricane, Pgm_FCS, Preparation, Storm, Storm Prep, StormPrep

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