VDACS News Releases
August 30, 2019
Virginia Farmers Should Prepare Now For Peak of 2019 Hurricane Season
Taking precautions now can help protect families, farms and livestock
Contact: Michael Wallace, VDACS, 804.786.1904
Hurricane Dorian is forecast to impact the southeast coast of the United States early next week. While the storm is the first to impact the U.S. east coast this hurricane season, the peak of hurricane season extends from mid-August to late October. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) encourages farmers to take precautions now to help protect their families, farm operations and livestock from this or other potential storms.
Severe weather can impact farmers in a variety of ways, but the powerful winds and flooding rains of hurricanes can be disastrous for farm staff, livestock and crops. The following are a few preparedness steps farmers can take before a storm.
The following tips are for horse owners in areas prone to hurricane damage or who may find themselves in the path of an approaching storm:
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