Oct. 14, 2016 | Hurricane Daily Digest for Employees

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These summary messages aim to compile important updates we receive throughout the day 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 on a daily basis to assist our Extension employees with accessing the information they need.

NCDA&CS UPDATES & RESOURCES

Be Safe When Cleaning Up Debris from Hurricane Matthew (NCDA&CS – News Release)
As North Carolina residents begin to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the N.C. Forest Service is encouraging them to remember to be careful when burning debris.

Hurricane Matthew inflicts significant damage on N.C. agriculture (NCDA&CS – News Release)
The 48 counties affected by the storm accounted for more than $9.6 billion of the $13.5 billion in N.C. farm cash receipts in 2014.

NCDA Mortality Management Plan for Catastrophic Natural Disasters
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the potential subsequent flooding, attached is the NCDA&CS Mortality Management Plan for Catastrophic Disasters released from the State Veterinarian’s Office.

PASTURE & FORAGE ISSUES

Dealing with Pasture & Forage Issues
Provided by Dr. Matt Poore, Departmental Extension Leader in Animal Science, this information is intended to help Extension agents answer questions they are getting from their farmers.

Round Bale Quality Loss from Hurricane Floyd
Dr. Matt Poore, Department Extension Leader in Animal Science, developed a summary presentation of the damage done to hay bales as a result of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The impacts and recommendations could provide value in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS / DISASTER RELIEF

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.

RAFI Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief for Farmers
The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) created a guide to assist farmers and communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew with disaster relief efforts.

The Rural Center | Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Information
https://ncdisaster.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/10/the-rural-center-hurricane-matthew-disaster-relief/

FOOD SAFETY

As Power Returns – Is Your Refrigerated Food Safe?
As power is being restored to many areas, it is important to know if refrigerated food is still safe. Extension fact sheets available.

HOME RECOVERY

Home Disaster and Rebuilding Resources
Additional resources have been added to this collection of information from Dr. Sarah Kirby, Extension specialist with NC State University.

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.

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Life Finds a Way…

Earlier today, CALS and NC State Extension administration (L-R: Dean Rich Linton, Dr. Rich Bonanno, Sheri Schwab) visited the Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, where even as the impacts of Hurricane Matthew still aren’t fully realized, a baby calf was welcomed into the world.

CALS and Extension admin_Cherry Research Farm Goldsboro New baby calf_Cherry Research Farm Goldsboro