With Hurricane Dorian intensifying and forecast to impact Florida and other areas of the Southeast US in the next week, the USDA Southeast Climate Hub has consolidated the following resources for agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry, to help producers prepare for and recover from potential hurricane impacts.
With Hurricane Dorian intensifying and forecast to impact Florida and other areas of the southeast US in the next week, the USDA Southeast Climate Hub has consolidated the following resources to help producers prepare for and recover from potential hurricane impacts. Though some of these resources are from specific states, the guidance is generally relevant across state boundaries.
Producers Guides to Preparing for and Recovering from Hurricane Impacts
To help producers prepare for and recover from hurricane impacts, we developed guides for the major crops grown or raised in the southeast US. The completed guides can be found on our Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Commodity Guides webpage.
Disaster Preparation and Recovery
US and State Departments of Agriculture offer federal and state resources to help individuals prepare for and recover from hurricane events:
US Department of Agriculture: Disaster Resource Center
The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) also has excellent resources for disaster planning and recovery
NOAA National Weather Service: Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources
FEMA Mobile App: Provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service
Farm and Livestock Resources:
Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm (University of Florida, IFAS)
Disaster Recovery Resources for Animals (Texas A&M Extension)
Disaster Recovery Assistance
USDA Farm Service Agency: Disaster Assistance Programs
USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance (University of Florida, IFAS)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Disaster Recovery Assistance
Six Steps in Making an Insurance Claim (University of Florida, IFAS)