The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice. But there are ways to prepare for them and effectively deal with their aftermath.
This website offers vital information from UF/IFAS Extension, including tips, videos and useful contacts.
UF Disaster Handbook
UF Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery
UF/IFAS EDIS Hurricane Preparation List for the Container Nursery
Proper Palm pruning:
Assessing Damage and Restoring Trees after a hurricane:
Post Hurricane Tree Triage
Post storm damage clean-up in the landscape can be dangerous, and safety should be a priority. Take cautious to not step in standing water while cleaning, as electrical lines can be downed.
Here is a helpful link for tips on helping trees recover from hurricane damage:
Community Resource Development Resources
https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Consumers/Storm/default.htm lots of great information from Florida’s Chief Financial Officer on a wide variety of subjects including insurance, working with contractors, understanding your rights, road closures, links to state agencies and protecting your business.
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/emergency-preparedness/a-consumers-guide-to-food-safety-severe-storms-and-hurricanes and https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/protect-food-and-water-during-hurricanes-and-other-storms for food safety guidelines
food safety quick tips
generator safety tips
https://safeelectricity.org/power-line-safety-storm/ power line and electricity safety tips
To file a complaint about an unresponsive property insurer
consumer tools to help before, during and after a natural disaster
Posted: June 2, 2022
Source: UF/IFAS Alert – https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/