Tag Archive: Hurricane

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us Again… Time to Prepare

The beginning of hurricane season—June 1—is very nearly upon us. It’s been more than ten years since northwest Florida was on the receiving end of a destructive hurricane. However, we’ve been no strangers to devastating floods, tornadoes, and even an ice storm over the past few years. No matter what natural disaster lurks around the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/08/hurricane-season-is-upon-us-again-time-to-prepare/

Tree Care in Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season began June 1. While storm experts are predicting a slower year due to El Nino conditions, it only takes a single storm landing nearby to cause millions in damage, uprooting trees and lives. Tree damage to homes and property can be devastating, and one of the first instincts of many homeowners when they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/03/tree-care-in-hurricane-season/

Be Prepared. Be Ready. Stay Safe: National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014

May 25 – 31, 2014 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is a good time to prepare your family, property, and pets for severe weather situations. The dangers of a hurricane are numerous:  heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and in our coastal areas, high tide and rip currents. UF/IFAS Extension has information to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/28/be-prepared-be-ready-stay-safe-national-hurricane-preparedness-week-2014/

Hurricane Preparedness

Click on slides below – they are hyper-linked to relevant resources you can to help you prepare your boat for a hurricane. lsj0

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/09/hurricane-preparedness/

Hurricane Prep for Livestock Owners

Cattle need room to manuver during a tropical storm or hurricane. Remove obstacles and items which could injure livestock. The peak of hurricane season is weeks away. Here are a few helpful tips to prepare a livestock operation for a tropical storm or hurricane. Livestock are safer in a large pasture free of debris. Barns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/24/hurricane-prep-for-livestock-owners/

Managing Trees Before a Hurricane

Carrie T. Stevenson Coastal Sustainability Agent Escambia County Extension ctsteven@ufl.edu One of the first instincts of many homeowners when they see a big storm in the Gulf is to start trimming limbs and removing trees.  The recent tornado devastation throughout the Southeast and Midwest has also caused many people concern about having a mature tree …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2011/12/19/managing-trees-before-a-hurricane/