Ga Dept of Agriculture


Media Center

Click below for the most recent press releases, fact sheets, and media concerning emergency response eforts.

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For press inquiries about Georgia Department of Agriculture Emergency Response contact:
Bo Warren
Chief Communications Officer
(404) 656-3689


Emergency Response Center

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

GDA’s Emergency Response Hotline: 1-855-491-1432

Hurricane Dorian

Click below to visit our Hurricane Dorian page for the most up-to-date information about the storm and how to keep yourself and your animals safe.

Visit the Hurricane Michael Reponse Page

Breaking News

OCTOBER 30, 2018

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black Issues Statement on Latest Georgia Forestry Commission’s Estimation of $762,683,909 in Losses from Hurricane Michael

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OCTOBER 26, 2018

Georgia Using New Technology for Food Facility Assessments after Hurricane Michael

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Emergency Tips

  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 su.cient 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. Make sure equipment inside and outside the house is stored away or secured and be sure to reinforce openings – Flying debris from hurricane winds can cause major damage
  7. Ensure your pets and livestock are safe – Make plans for feed, water, housing, transportation, destination, expenses
  8. Check on animals and property for damage after the storm - Ventilation, water supply, feed supply, structural repairs should be assessed in that order


Visit our archive for information on past disasters