Emergency preparedness

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Floridians preparing for hurricanes can now access online resource to gather tips, tricks and the latest research to better prepare and better recover from storms. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) has launched disaster.ifas.ufl.edu, a blog site dedicated to publishing the university’s statewide database into a user-friendly format. Read the […]

Generator mandate puts nursing homes in a bind

Generator mandate puts nursing homes in a bind

Nursing home operators are raising concerns about their ability to comply with a 60-day deadline requiring facilities to install generators that can provide electrical power for at least 96 hours in the event of an outage. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued the emergency order last month in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The storm is […]

Safety tips to consider when deep frying a turkey

Safety tips to consider when deep frying a turkey

Turkeys are no longer for just the oven. Deep frying has become a popular method of cooking the main course for Thanksgiving dinner. And while there is nothing wrong with going that route this week, Holley -Navarre Fire District Fire Inspector Joe Early said there are safety considerations to consider. Read the full article in […]