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Disaster Preparation
Posted: June 28, 2013

Hurricane Season is June 1 to November 30. However, disaster preparation isn’t just about hurricanes. Lightning, wildfires and flooding are some of the problems faced by Floridians. Advance preparation can help reduce damage, family stress and ease recovery.
University of Florida/IFAS Extension provides a variety of disaster information for home, agricultural enterprises and animals of all sizes. Take a little time to prepare now and save the stress and expense of facing a disaster unprepared. If you or a family member have special needs, it is especially important to plan in advance. The Lake County Special Needs Program (352-343-9420) assists people with special medical, transportation or mobility considerations during disaster situations. It is important to register for the Lake County Special Needs Program before a disaster strikes.
Resources from UF/IFAS Extension
Tips for Preparing a Low Cost Disaster Kit
Trees and Hurricanes
Quick Guide for Disaster Preparation and Recovery
The Disaster Handbook - detailed information and printable handouts on preparation and recovery of disasters. Contains specific information on different disasters for home and businesses. Many of the publications are also in Spanish.

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Lake Reflections
Family & Consumer Sciences Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 2 Spring 2013


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