Tag Archive: Prepared

With Hurricane Season Approaching, Are You Prepared for an Evacuation?

Hurricane season begins this year on June 1st and ends November 30th. As Floridians, we face the possibility of hurricanes each year. This simply goes with the territory. During these months, it’s important to plan for the threat of a hurricane, and at the same time hope, it never happens. First and foremost, you may …

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Be Prepared for Avian Influenza Workshop September 15th

Be prepared for the possibility of avian influenza this fall; attend the workshop in Chipley on September 15th. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo A massive outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has cost the US poultry industry tens of millions of birds this year. While the spread of the disease has slowed considerably during the …

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Getting Prepared for the Canning Season

  Get your pressure canner ready for the season.Photo by Les Harrison, Wakulla County     In addition to planting your spring garden and reviewing the latest food safety materials, you should consider having your pressure canner gauge tested. Today’s pressure canner may have a dial gauge for indicating the pressure or a weighted gauge, …

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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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Tropical Storm Karen, Be Aware, Be Prepared!

Where to, Karen? According to the latest National Weather Service update at 2pm EDT, Tropical Storm Karen was located about 240 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River moving north northwest at 9 miles per hour. By the time you read this, the location and direction will have changed. More importantly, a tropical …

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