May 28, 1999 GAINESVILLE---It's hurricane season! Is your community ready?
The Disaster Education Module, published by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), gives communities and agencies a powerful tool as they prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters.
More than 1000 pages of information and ready-to-use fact sheets cover hurricanes, lightning, floods, tornadoes, hazardous materials and radiological accidents as well as residential, farm, and wildlife fires, terrorism, extreme heat and drought, extreme cold and winter storms, earthquakes and sun spots.
Information includes preparing for disasters and what to do during and after the disaster. Information about caring for farm animals and pets also is covered. A special section concentrates on home and farm recovery and includes information about stress and coping skills. A directory of national agencies helps communities find specific help immediately.
A CD-ROM sold with the package makes it easy for communities and agencies to tailor information to fit the needs of local residents, businesses and farms. And an educational videotape of a UF/IFAS teleconference answers questions commonly asked about disaster preparedness and recovery.
Materials also are available over the Internet at http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu,
The Disaster Handbook Educational Module is available for $100 plus sales tax and $6 shipping and handling from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Order from UF/IFAS Publications Distribution at PO Box 110011, Gainesville, FL 32611, or 1-800-226-1764 during weekday business hours. Checks and MasterCard/Visa are accepted. Make checks out to the University of Florida.
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