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Hurricane Prep – Sources of Water for Your Family

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September 26, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace 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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Beth Robertson, Disaster, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Preparedness, Polk County, Preparedness, Shannon Carnevale, Storms, Water Storage
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Storm Updates for UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

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September 23, 2022

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Recovery, Featured, Food Safety, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Preparedness, Polk County FL, Preparedness, Safety, Storms

Florida on Fire, a new episode from Naturally Florida

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November 30, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Fire, Florida, Lara Milligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale

Do you need tree work? Find a certified arborist.

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June 18, 2020

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Arborist, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Certified Arborist, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, ISA, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Tree Care, Tree Pruning, Trees

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, 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

Preparing Your Landscape for Hurricane Season

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May 13, 2019

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: Flooding ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparedness, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pruning, Trees
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Hurricane Prep: Securing Your Boat

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May 5, 2019

Hurricanes are incredibly violent storms that can bring intense winds, heavy rain, floods, storm surge, landslides, tornadoes, and coastal erosion. These storms are capable of causing incredible damage, and the key to protecting your boat is ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources
Tags: Boating, Disaster, Hurricane, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Preparedness, Paxton Evans, Shannon Carnevale, Storm
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Hurricane Recovery: Wind-Resistant Trees for Home, Business, and Park Landscaping

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September 21, 2017

Urban forests are the trees that surround our homes, streets, parking lots, schools, and parks. Urban forests can be used to help mitigate the negative effects caused by urbanization and development. While urban forests have many benefits, some ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Hurricane Preparedness, Parks, Paxton Evans, Shannon Carnevale, Trees, Urban Forests

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