As you know, our official storm/hurricane season starts June 1. Have you begun to prepare? A good first step is to look in your pantry for shelf-stable foods.
Of course, what IS a shelf-stable food? And, how does that relate to food safety? ... READ MORE
By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming - not only for adults in our community, ... READ MORE
In 2018, one in six Americans got sick from eating contaminated food.
That figure comes from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. And, remember, that only accounts for reported cases of sickness.
Clearly, food safety ... READ MORE
It might sound odd, but one key element of preparing for a storm is knowing what to do AFTER the storm.
After a disaster, you might be without a range of services on which you normally rely, such as electricity, gas, water and sewer, cell ... READ MORE
One key consideration as you prepare for our tropical storm season is whether or not to evacuate your home, should a storm approach.
Making the decision to shelter in place or evacuate to a shelter—or even travel to another location—can ... READ MORE
One of the biggest decisions for horse owners is how best to keep their horses safe in the event of a hurricane.
So where do you start?
Step one is deciding whether you are going to evacuate with your horses or weather the storm in place.
In ... READ MORE
As you prepare your home and family for the hurricane season, don’t forget to include a disaster preparedness kit.
In this Storm Season 2020 post, the third of the six-part series, we are going to discuss what to have in our disaster preparedness ... READ MORE
In the first post of this series, we talked about gathering information. In this post, we are going to look at creating your plan.
Just as we mentioned in our previous blog, you should think about updating contact information and including ... READ MORE
While we're in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, few of us want to spend much time—if any—thinking about the hurricane season. But, June 1 marks the official start of that six-month season, and now is the time to prepare.
Disaster planning ... 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