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How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well


September 18, 2020

Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well has been flooded, meaning either ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Bacteria, Bacterial Contamination, Bleach, Chlorine, Drinking Water, Flooded Well, Private Well, Shock Chlorination, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Well Disinfection, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

What Should I Do After My Drinking Well Is Flooded?


August 6, 2020

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, people don’t often think about the damage caused to their private drinking ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Drinking Water, Extension, Flooded Well, Hurricane Recovery, Private Well, Water Safety, Water Testing, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

Busting Hurricane Myths!


June 12, 2020

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) published an article on hurricane myths since many coastal and hurricane prone area residents base their information on erroneous facts. For starters, 84% of Americans base their evacuation decisions ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation,
Tags: Hurricane

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, Events, 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

Perishable Food Safety


October 28, 2019

The Atlantic Hurricane season is officially from June 1st through November 30th according to the National Hurricane Center. By living in Florida means being aware of potential hurricanes for those six months. Whether hit with a direct or indirect ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation,
Tags: Hurricane Safety

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