Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a seven-year streak of pre-season storms.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts an above-normal Atlantic season, with 14 to 21 name storms – compared with 14 in an average – and three to six major hurricanes, rated Category 3 or higher.
Whether you’re new to Florida or need a refresher on how to prepare, UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is here to help with research-based information and other support for communities across Florida.
From helping families and businesses prepare for a storm, to staffing emergency operations centers and assessing economic impacts after an event, UF/IFAS helps Florida communities bounce back from disasters.
Have a specific question? Want to know how to prepare?
Health, Home & Pets
If you’re hunkered down at home or have to move to a shelter, make sure you and your family are safe and have the supplies you need. With disruptions to supply chains for various products likely to continue, you may want to stock up sooner rather than later Find tips on drinking water, food safety, pets, finances and more. Find tips on drinking water, food safety, pets, finances and more.
A hurricane can wreak havoc on your home landscape. Find information on hiring an arborist, mitigating wind damage, flooding and more.
Agriculture & Livestock
Agriculture is the second largest industry in Florida. Producers can learn how to prepare their operation, care for livestock and more.
From our coasts to our forests, Florida is rich in natural resources. Learn best practices for land managers, aquaculture operations, boaters and more.
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And don’t forget to visit updates.emergency.ufl.edu for the latest information as well as additional resources to help you be prepared during this season.