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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

Disaster Preparation: Protecting Your Home

August 31, 2020

As we see hurricane Laura's effects in the news, it's crucial to remain alert and prepare as hurricane season remains active and typically peaks in September. In fact, the National Weather Service recently revised its predictions for the 2020 ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: #OrangeCounty, COVID-19, Disaster Plan, Disaster Preparation, Emergency Plan, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Ocextension, Orange County

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

Trees and Hurricanes: Now and Later

July 31, 2020

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arborist, Cflandscapes, Hurricanes, Hwooten, Landscape Management, Maintenance, Prune, Pruning, Tree Pruning, Trees
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Trees and Lightning Strikes

May 29, 2020

STRIKE! BOOM! CRAAAACK! Yes, folks, that is the sound of Florida's rainy season. Florida's heavy summer rainfall certainly keeps plants growing like Jack's beanstalk, but sometimes those skies are also laced with lightning. Frightening! Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arborist, Cflandscapes, Damage, Florida, Hwooten, Irrigation Pipe, Landscape, Landscapes, Lightning, Strike, Thunderstorm, Tree, Tree Risk, Trees
Pantry ingredients for recipe

Making Meals from your Pantry

April 1, 2020

The ability to make quick, simple, nutritious meals from your pantry is something that can easily be mastered and only requires a dash of creativity! This becomes easy to do once your pantry has been stocked with the essentials. Pantry Essentials When ... READ MORE

Category: , Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: @UFIFASFCS, Fruits And Vegetables, Healthy Living, Life Skills, Nutrition

COVID-19 Stress: Maintaining a Healthy Home Environment

March 24, 2020

Is your family struggling with Coronavirus uncertainties that are causing high levels of stress? Are your kids at home due to mandatory school closures? To reduce stress levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to start by listening ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: @UFIFASFCS, Anxiety, Coping, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Education Centers, Healthy Home, Ocextension, Orange County

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