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UF/IFAS Hurricane Disaster

How nature can protect us from natural disasters (6/4/2021) by Kassidy House - 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 need. Coastal Wetlands Coastal Wetlands can... Read More
How hurricanes form! (a child-friendly version) (6/1/2021) by Kassidy House - Each year, we hear about hurricanes that might be coming near us in Florida. These are very large and powerful storms that form over the ocean waters in the warmer months of the year, all around the world.... Read More
Are Your Trees Ready for the Hurricane Season? (5/26/2021) by hmayer - Hurricane season started on June 1st. Are you sure your trees are in good shape? When was the last time you pruned them? How does the root system look? Do they have any broken or dead branches? How... Read More
(Video) Prepare for the Storm: Trees and Property Lines (5/19/2021) by Beth Bolles - There are often questions about who is responsible when storm-damaged trees end up on a neighbor’s property. UF IFAS Escambia County Extension discusses a few common situations using legal interpretations from the UF publication HANDBOOK OF FLORIDA FENCE... Read More
UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants (3/8/2021) by Brad Buck - Scientists project hurricane intensity and frequency will increase with climate change. That leads researchers to want to better predict how storms will disperse and establish nonnative plant invaders. Knowing where invasive plants spread will always be useful. But... Read More
Managing forests facing more frequent and intense hurricanes (1/12/2021) by Sarah Tobing - By Sarah Tobing, ProForest coordinator The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season made history as the most active season since official records began in 1851, with a total of 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. A new... Read More
What is the La Nina? did it impact our hurricane season? (11/19/2020) by Rick O'Connor - I think we can all agree it has been one crazy hurricane season.  We have gone through the entire alphabet, and much of the Greek alphabet, naming storms – a record 30.  Here in Pensacola we had Sally,... Read More
Some climate change questions answered as hurricane season peaks, wildfires rage (9/22/2020) by Brad Buck - Wildfires out west? Check. Tropical storms or hurricanes hovering – seemingly everywhere? Check. Those are just two of the potentially catastrophic events caused in part by climate change, say University of Florida experts. “Our climate is changing and,... Read More
Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm (9/4/2020) by Tory Moore - Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension livestock specialist, Doug Mayo Before the storm Preparing the pasture Secure loose objects or remove them from pastures. If possible, avoid placing cattle in pastures with electric... Read More
Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know (8/6/2020) by Lourdes Mederos - By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put nests in peril.... Read More
Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know (8/6/2020) by Lourdes Mederos - By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put nests in peril.... Read More
FAQ: sea turtles and hurricanes (8/6/2020) by Tory Moore - Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put nests in peril. Hurricane season can wreak havoc on... Read More
Trees and Hurricanes: Now and Later (7/31/2020) by Hannah Wooten - Florida’s hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th every year. Hurricanes bring strong sustained winds capable of playing dodge ball with debris in the landscape. Keeping your Florida landscape hurricane ready involves a few key steps... Read More
UF/IFAS experts outline hurricane prep, recovery for citrus growers (7/16/2020) by Brad Buck - Like all farmers, Florida’s citrus producers must prepare for the worst before a hurricane strikes. That’s why Fernando Alferez co-wrote a manual that gives growers tips on how to get their citrus farm ready for – and recover... Read More
Mental health during hurricane season (6/29/2020) by Tory Moore - You have seen the memes that joke about how hurricanes don’t phase Floridians, but in reality, these storms can bring a lot of stress and uncertainty. Heidi Radunovich, a UF/IFAS psychologist, shares tips and tools to keep in... Read More
Before hurricanes arrive, plan to take care of your elderly loved ones (6/15/2020) by Brad Buck - Imagine a hurricane is coming, not difficult for most Floridians. The cone of uncertainty is become ever more certain, and it’s aiming right at your area. With the storm imminent, you might find yourself in a position to... Read More
2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook (6/12/2020) by hmayer - Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting an above-normal hurricane season! An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season,... Read More
BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON (6/8/2020) by mmaddox - The 2020 Hurricane season started June 1 and when it comes to preparing for hurricane season you can never be over prepared.  Individuals need to make sure all hurricane supplies are current and not out dated.  Make sure... Read More
How to Prepare Citrus Groves for Hurricane Season (6/2/2020) by Amir Rezazadeh - Each year growers wait for rainy season and more rainfall to help their young trees grow faster and to increase productivity in mature trees. Although they hope reasonable distribution of rains following the usual dry spring season, tropical... Read More
Arborists can assess — in advance  — which trees are most likely to topple in a hurricane (5/21/2020) by Brad Buck - Before severe weather hits, arborists with proper training and experience can accurately predict whether a tree will fall during a storm, a new study led by a University of Florida scientist shows. During a tropical storm or hurricane,... Read More
Hurricane Michael debris still litters Florida shorelines; $3 million will go toward clearing it (4/6/2020) by Kirsten Romaguera - Northwest Florida counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael are getting a boost to their marine debris removal efforts thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with the National Oceanic... Read More
Everyone Lives in a Flood Zone (6/23/2014) by carriestevenson - To say that Florida is prone to flood is an understatement, at best. Between 1851 and 2012, every county in our state endured between 65 and 141 tropical storms and hurricanes. Many counties average one named storm every... Read More