GAINESVILLE---It's hurricane season! Is your community ready?
The Disaster Education Module, published by the University of Florida'sInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), gives communities andagencies a powerful tool as they prepare for and recover from hurricanes andother natural and man-made disasters.
More than 1000 pages of information and ready-to-use fact sheets coverhurricanes, lightning, floods, tornadoes, hazardous materials andradiological 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 afterthe disaster. Information about caring for farm animals and pets also iscovered. A special section concentrates on home and farm recovery andincludes information about stress and coping skills. A directory of nationalagencies helps communities find specific help immediately.
A CD-ROM sold with the package makes it easy for communities and agencies totailor information to fit the needs of local residents, businesses andfarms. And an educational videotape of a UF/IFAS teleconference answersquestions 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 salestax and $6 shipping and handling from the University of Florida's Instituteof Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Order from UF/IFAS PublicationsDistribution at PO Box 110011, Gainesville, FL 32611, or 1-800-226-1764during weekday business hours. Checks and MasterCard/Visaare accepted. Make checks out to the University of Florida.
The above post is reprinted from materials provided by University Of Florida's Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.
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