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Water Wednesday Recap – Landscaping Care Before And After A Storm


June 21, 2021

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Hurricane, Hurricane Landscaping, Hurricane Preparedness, Landscaping, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well


September 18, 2020

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Bacteria, Bacterial Contamination, Bleach, Chlorine, Drinking Water, Flooded Well, Private Well, Shock Chlorination, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Well Disinfection, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

What Should I Do After My Drinking Well Is Flooded?


August 6, 2020

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 area, people don’t often think about the damage caused to their private drinking ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Drinking Water, Extension, Flooded Well, Hurricane Recovery, Private Well, Water Safety, Water Testing, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Blue Water bottles are part of a hurricane preparedness emergency kit.

Do You Have an Emergency Supply of Drinking Water?


June 22, 2019

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Boil Water, Clean Drinking Water, Drinking Water, Emergency Water Supply, Florida, Florida Hurricane Season, Gal, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricanes, Nancy Gal

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared with Enough Food and Drinking Water?


June 7, 2019

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Emergency Food Supply, Emergency Water Supply, Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Preparedness

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