Oct. 17, 2016 | Hurricane Daily Digest for Employees
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.
ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGES & UPDATES
Extension Disaster Relief Fund
We have established the N.C. Cooperative Extension Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be distributed to Extension employees and those who have sustained significant losses as a result of this storm, and will remain open for responding to future disasters. Information regarding other opportunities to assist those in need are included.
NCDA&CS UPDATES & RESOURCES
Hurricane Matthew Industry Updates from NCDA&CS
Updates include information on:
- Mass Carcass Mortality
- Report from NCDOT of Road Closures
- Flood Gage Summary Data
- Flood Recession Table
- Additional Flooding Information
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS / DISASTER RELIEF
USDA-FSA Disaster Assistance Programs
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following floods or other qualifying natural disasters. This post provides a summary of some of the programs most pertinent to N.C. producers in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
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.