Hurricane Dorian Preparedness and Recovery Resources

Drying barn knocked down during Hurricane Irene in Pender County, NC

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. 

Southeast US

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 are developing a technical manual with guidance for the major crops grown or raised in the southeast US.  The manual is expected to be completed in early 2020, but guidance being developed, even in draft form, can help producers prepare for and recover from Hurricane Dorian impacts.  Select the commodity below to learn more.

Beekeepers Guide

Citrus Producers Guide

Crawfish Producers Guide

Dairy Producers Guide

Finfish Producers Guide

Forage Producers Guide

Forest Landowners Guide

Fruit Tree Producers Guide

Peanut Producers Guide

Poultry Producers Guide

Rice Producers Guide

Soybean Producers Guide

Swine Producers Guide

Tobacco Producers Guide

Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant Producers Guide

Watermelon Producers Guide

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

Directory of State Departments of Agriculture

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) also has excellent resources for disaster planning and recovery

Personal Safety:

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

Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool

FEMA Disaster Assistance for Designated Communities

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)