Oct. 15, 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

Hurricane Matthew Industry Updates from NCDA&CS
Updates include information on:

  • Sit-Rep at a Glance
  • Report from NCDOT of Road Closures
  • Flood/Surge Impacts of Hurricane Matthew (with interactive map)
  • NCDOT Road Closure Notifications

Livestock Landfill Updates
View the latest updates on the landfills from the Agriculture Emergency Operations Center (AgEOC).

AGRICULTURE – CROPS

Dr. Jim Dunphy, Extension soybean specialist, worked with Ken Ellzey in CALS Communication to develop the following short videos dealing with soybeans that have been under water. The N.C. Soybean Producers Association supported this project, which was filmed Thursday on the farm of Bert Dixon in Greene County.

Part 1:

Part 2:

We are currently exploring additional opportunities to create videos that provide recovery information for other crops and topics.


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/

HOME RECOVERY – PESTS

Pest Problems in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
Dr. Michael Waldvogel, Extension specialist in household & structural entomology with NC State University, shares an overview of some pest problems our eastern communities might encounter over the next few weeks.

YOUTH

Helping Children Cope with Stress During Disaster
Dr. Kim Allen, Extension specialist in agricultural and human sciences with NC State University, provides tips and guidance to ease the anxiety that children may be experiencing in the aftermath of a disaster.

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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