We have officially entered the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. To help prepare, consumers can purchase qualifying supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
The sales ... READ MORE
As we enter into this year's hurricane season and people are reminded to gather appropriate stocks of water, medicines, pet supplies and nonperishables; be ready to board up their buildings and hunker down... have you ever wondered what ... READ MORE
Getting ready to leave Florida and head back north? Well, before you lock the door to head out, it's a good idea to pay attention to some important details.
First, know that you are leaving your home behind just as we begin the hurricane ... READ MORE
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