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In a natural disaster or other emergency, the key to survival is being prepared. Be ready with an emergency kit for your family. Emergency kits contain the basic needs for life: food, water, warmth, first-aid supplies, medications, medical equipment, flashlights and protection from the elements. Learn how to pack your…

With the High Speed Hand Washing technique and some practice, washing your hands properly helps save time, water, energy and prevent the spread of disease. Absences due to illness are reduced. Groups of 5 to 20 or 30 adults to preschoolers can get their hands washed in 5 minutes or…

Educational Article: Officials warn us to stay indoors when air quality is poor due to heavy smoke from wildfires. Reduced exposure to smoke helps protect our lungs, heart, eyes, nose, throat and immune systems. Staying indoors, if possible, can be one of the best ways to protect against the potentially…

Fact sheet that provides tips to keep food safe before, during and after a power outage

Explains how to prepare food when there is no or limited power. Includes safety advice for alternative cooking methods, and suggestions for no-cook foods, food preparation and safe food handling.

Provides recommendations on how to keep foods cold or frozen and determining when food safety has been compromised.

This document is FSHN0520, one of a series of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date September 2005. Reviewed January 2015.

Identifies issues all livestock producers must consider when flooding is possible, including feed, water, power, relocation and mortality. Also, includes issues specific to dairy operations.

Article contains information on selecting the proper size generator for you and tips on safely maintaining and operating the generator. Page has link to a printable fact sheet and a YouTube video by Eric Evans.

Provides tips on preparing and storing emergency food supplies, alternate cooking methods and safe food handling.

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