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DISASTER PREPARATION & RECOVERY

DISASTER PREPARATION & RECOVERY

Overview

From hurricanes to floods, tornadoes to thunderstorms, natural disasters deeply impact our lives — often with little notice. Use the category-specific content featured below (as well as links to other disaster preparation and recovery resources) to learn how you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property.

Health, Home & Pets
Trees & Landscapes
Agriculture & Livestock
Natural Resources & Marine Industries
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UF/IFAS Disaster Handbook

This bilingual guide (English/Spanish) details essential information
for before, during, and after severe weather.

Disaster Preparation In Florida

How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well

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...
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After a Hurricane – Keep Food Safety in Mind

By:  Kendra Zamojski and Laurie Osgood If you lost power or your home was damaged by flooding, the food or water in your home could make you and your family sick. Fridge and Freezer Food Safety After only a few hours without...
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Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm

Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension livestock specialist, Doug Mayo Before the storm Preparing the pasture Secure loose objects or remove them from pastures. If possible, avoid placing...
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