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Hurricane Prep for the Landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 22, 2024

Hurricane Prep for Landscapes In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk hurricane prep. Living in Florida includes being prepared for hurricanes. Many people know how to get their homes ready but what should do for your landscape? ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Disaster Prep, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast, YourCentralFloridaYardpodcast
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Keeping it Fresh: How long is food still good after a power outage?


August 28, 2023

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Anikolai, Food Safety, Foodsafety, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, UF/IFAS Polk County
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Polk County Extension Updates: Idalia

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August 27, 2023

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

Category: Disaster Preparation
Tags: Hurricane Idalia, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparedness, Idalia, Special-topics, Tropical Storm Idalia
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Post-Hurricane Wildlife Encounters


October 3, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Florida Black Bears, Florida Wildlife, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Living With Wildlife, Shannon Carnevale, Snakes, Wildlife
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Hurricane Prep – Sources of Water for Your Family


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 Recovery Updates for UF/IFAS Extension Polk County (Sept. 2022)

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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, 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.


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

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