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
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
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave ... READ MORE
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
Since the probability of Florida being hit with a hurricane in any year is high, it is best to have an evacuation plan for your home. Have a prepared plan and have it set for the summer and fall months. Don't second guess the St. Johns County ... READ MORE
According to Jeff Alexander, Deputy Director of St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center, the official hurricane predictions from the University of Colorado states that there will be 16 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes (category ... READ MORE
The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) created an on-going list of focused resource links of COVID-19. Please use these links for accurate information since there is a multitude of misinformation on this ... 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
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
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes can happen along any U.S. Coast and can affect areas more than 100 mile inland. September is the most active month.
It is best to be well prepared as hurricanes can ... READ MORE