Georgia Department of Agriculture

Hurricane Response: Michael

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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

Disaster Recovery

December 20, 2018

Disaster Assistance Available for Farmers Affected by 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

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Contact the Livestock and Poultry Division
Courtney Wilson, Manager: 404-656-9383,

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Contact the Plant Industry Division
Contact Name, Position: 404-463-8617,

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Contact the Fuel and Measures Division
Doug Killingsworth, Division Director: 404-656-3605,

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