News Ticker

U of F announces new disaster website

Water crashing over bridge during Hurricane Harvey in Kemah Texas

GAINESVILLE. — The ongoing impacts of Hurricane Florence are a reminder to make sure you are ready for potential hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Floridians preparing for the next hurricane can visit the University of Florida’s new disaster website for quick tips, videos and more on how to deal with a natural disaster.

Experts encourage users to bookmark the new site, disaster.ifas.ufl.edu, for quick access.

“We’ve integrated all our disaster resources so people could find everything in one place, all online. You can even use it from your smart phone, which can be very useful if you lose power during a storm,” said Angie Lindsey, assistant professor of family, youth and community sciences in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Lindsey represents UF in the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), which connects disaster educators at Land Grant universities throughout the U.S.

“This new site presents credible, science-based information that can help you and your family stay safe during and after a disaster,” she said.

The site includes:

  • An updated UF/IFAS Extension Disaster Handbook
  • Tip sheets on preparing your home, farm, boat and more
  • How-to videos and infographics
  • The latest blog posts by UF/IFAS faculty on disaster preparation
  • A directory of UF/IFAS Extension county offices.

 

About PluggedInto (816 Articles)
PluggedInto is an ePublication covering news, history, local events and more in the Putnam/Flagler/St. Johns tricounty area.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: