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Georgia Department of Agriculture

GDA Hurricane Response: Dorian

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09/04/2019 - Governor Kemp expands the State of Emergency declared on August 29, 2019 adding an additional 9 counties

09/01/2019 - Governor Kemp orders mandatory evacuation of individuals east of Interstate 95 in six counties

Governor Kemp has declared a State of Emergency for the following counties: Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne.

Atlanta, GA. - The Department of Agriculture is working with with state, federal and industry partners to support the safety and comfort of Georgia citizens, evacuees, and all livestock and companion animals.

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Georgia Department of Agriculture Hotline: 1-855-491-1432

  1. Follow emergency instructions given by your local and state Emergency Management Associations.
  2. Have a plan ahead of time - To ensure the safety of family, pets, livestock and home;
  3. Have a generator of sufficient size to provide for your vital needs and test the generator before you need it – power outages can occur;
  4. Fill the fuel tanks – Have all fuel tanks full with extra available – Store fuel and equipment out of reach so it will not get flooded;
  5. Have extra batteries for flashlights and radios and charge the mobile phone;
  6. Flying debris from hurricane winds can cause major damage – Make sure equipment inside and outside the house is stored away or secured and be sure to reinforce openings;
  7. Ensure your pets and livestock are safe – Make plans for feed, water, housing, transportation, destination, expenses;
  8. After the storm, check on animals and property for damage - Ventilation, water supply, feed supply, structural repairs should be assessed in that order.


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Courtney Wilson - Manager
Tele: 404-656-3665
Tele: 404-656-9383


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Plant Industry

Tele: (404) 463-8617


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Doug Killingsworth - Division Director

Tele: (404) 656-3605
Fax:  (404) 656-9648



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