Hurricane Michael: How SC Farmers Can Be Prepared & Stay Safe
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:19pm
SCFB Digital Media Director
Farmers across South Carolina are making preparations in their fields, barns and homes as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf coast.
We’ve put together a list of links, forms and alerts to help our farmers be prepared and stay safe throughout the next few days and weeks.
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
- The fastest way for a community to recover from a major disaster is by helping local businesses, including agricultural businesses, return to normal operations as quickly as possible. The Governor of South Carolina has approved into law a new measure that provides a system for post-disaster reentry certification for businesses and organizations that assist in the restoration of utilities and other services. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the S.C. Department of Commerce will coordinate the post-disaster reentry certification program
- Emergency preparedness and post-hurricane impact resources.
- Clemson Extension offers advice on preparing wells for potential flooding.
- Clemson Extension offers tips, resources to prepare stormwater ponds.
- South Carolina animal owners have a fresh resource for hurricane planning.
- Farmers should use online form to get disaster relief after Florence.
- Protecting documents from flood waters can help speed claim process.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- USDA prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael.
- If you are planning to move livestock out of state, make sure to contact the State Veterinarians Office in the receiving state before you move any animals. Contact USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services state offices for information and assistance about protecting and moving livestock.
- USDA-RMA Natural Disasters and Crop Insurance Fact Sheet