Oct. 13, 2016 | Hurricane Daily Digest for Employees

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These summary messages aim to compile important updates from a broad range of sources covering a wide variety of topics related to Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. Our goal is to gather these resources in a central location throughout the recovery stages, at least on a daily basis, to assist our Extension employees with accessing the information they need during this challenging time. Additional information is available on Extension’s N.C. Disaster Information Center.

ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGES & UPDATES

Federal Disaster Declaration for North Carolina Counties
Homeowners, renters and business owners in Beaufort, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Hoke, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt and Robeson counties are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

Extension and CALS Administration Storm Recovery Message (VIDEO)
Video message from Dean Linton and Dr. Bonanno

Hurricane Recovery Feature Post on CALS/Extension Sites
Guidance and resources for the public and N.C. communities impacted by the storm.

NCDA&CS UPDATES & RESOURCES

NCDA Provides Updates Resources

  • 2016 LP Gas Enforcement
  • NCEM Flood Gage Information
  • Hurricane Matthew Impacts At a Glance
  • Hazardous Weather Update
  • Industry Need Request Forms
  • Road Openings/Closings Map

Landfill Operations List for Animal Mortality

Summary of NCDA Livestock Update Meetings, Resources

NCDA Ready to Move into Communities to Assess Damage & Assist in Recovery (News Release)

ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

These updates are in addition to any animal agriculture-related updates from NCDA&CS listed above.

Post-Storm Recommendations for Pasture-Based Livestock Farms
Provided by Dr. Matt Poore, Departmental Extension Leader in Animal Science

AGRICULTURE – CROPS

Sweetpotato Harvest Considerations After Hurricane Matthew
Provided by Dr. Jonathan Schultheis, Extension specialist in Horticultural Science

Possible Effects of Hurricane Matthew on Cotton in North Carolina
Provided by Dr. Keith Edmisten, Extension cotton specialist

Managing Storm and Disaster Damage in Landscapes and Nurseries
Provided by Dr. Anthony LeBude, Extension nursery specialist

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS / CROP INSURANCE

Government Disaster Assistance Programs & Resources
This website from CALS’ agriculture and resource economics department provides information regarding government programs that producers can potentially access to assist with damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

FOOD SAFETY

Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-affected Food Crops for Human Consumption
This information represents the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current recommendations, and provides guidance to growers applicable to all food crops.

WATER QUALITY

Hurricane Matthew Response Water Testing Kits Available
Contact your local health department for more information and to request a kit.

HOME RECOVERY

Mold, Moisture & Homes
A trifold brochure written by Dr. Dave Tilotta at NC State University Wood Products Extension that is designed to quickly provide needed information.

Controlling Mold Growth
Provides guidance when cleaning flooded and/or rain-wetted homes. It was written by Dr. Terry Amburgey (now retired) of Mississippi State University. Though it was written for Gulf Coast hurricanes, it is very useful for us.

You can contact Dr. Tilotta at 919-515-5579.

Home Disaster and Rebuilding Resources
Dr. Sarah Kirby, Extension specialist with NC State University, has compiled some home recovery resources developed by HUD, including short videos and materials, that focus on returning home and cleaning up.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Extension Disaster Information Center

NCDA&CS Disaster Website

Agriculture Weather Emergency Hotline: 866.645.9403

  • Toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by Hurricane Matthew connect with resources that can assist with recovery. For more information, see the Press Release from NCDA&CS.