Keeping it Fresh: How long is food still good after a power outage?
Whether a rat knocked out your freezer plug (that was actually the subject of the last phone call I received at my job), or the wrath of a hurricane leaves you powerless, situations ... READ MORE
As Idalia leaves our area, see the following storm-related updates from our office. You’ll find extension program and event updates, storm prep and recovery resources, and local resources here.
Stay tuned to your local news channels and Polk ... READ MORE
Native Florida wildlife has adaptations and instincts that help them, literally, “weather the storm” during and after a hurricane. However, what is instinctual and normal for them may be unusual and concerning for us.
Post-hurricane wildlife ... READ MORE
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Water is an essential consideration during a natural disaster such as a Hurricane or Tropical Storm. If you're reading this while a storm is in the forecast for ... READ MORE
As our community recovers from Hurricane Ian, see the following storm-related updates from our office. You'll find extension program and event updates, storm prep and recovery resources, and local resources here.
Stay tuned to your local ... READ MORE
Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida's ecosystems often become unbalanced.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US embarked on a nationwide effort ... READ MORE
Florida is popular for its outdoor attractions with numerous beaches, pools, roller coasters, and great golfing opportunities. It can be tempting to stay out all day. However, with outdoor activities comes thunderstorms and, with it, lightning. ... READ MORE
If you are in need of tree work, particularly if you have concerns as we move into hurricane season, it is important that you find a qualified professional to do that tree work for you. We suggest that you select a certified arborist by going ... 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
Hurricane season starts June 1st. You are probably aware of preparations you need to make inside the home, but what do you need to do in your landscape? Survey your property now and look for things that may be an issue such as:
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