The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance ... READ MORE
Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well has been flooded, meaning either ... READ MORE
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Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall. When heavy rains bring flooding to an ... READ MORE
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
We’ve gotten a lot rain in the last couple of weeks. Some areas were flooded. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, people don’t often think about the damage caused to their private drinking wells. If your well has been flooded, ... READ MORE
As residents of Florida, we know there is a chance each year we could experience the discomforts associated with the aftermath of hurricane winds and it is important to be prepared. Having lived in Florida for over 30 years and in Ocala ... READ MORE
An adequate supply of clean drinking water is an absolute priority during any emergency. A normally active person needs at least one gallon of drinking water daily. That would include about two quarts for drinking and the remainder for ... READ MORE
We have experienced firsthand the severity of hurricanes and how they can interrupt access to food, drinking water and electricity for days, if not longer. Now is the time to make sure you have a plentiful supply of drinking water and food ... READ MORE
When disaster strikes, if you have access to the internet, you can apply for assistance online by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov. By phone, call 1-800-621-3362.
There is a FEMA app for your phone; it can be downloaded from your app ... READ MORE