Disaster Response

Tornado Damage in Bertie CountyAeriel Photograph - Damaged pastures (Wake Co)Flooded Hog Farm - Swine Buyout

The division partners with local soil and water conservation districts, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other partners to assist with response to natural disasters.  One area of disaster response for which the division is currently active is helping local communities remove vegetative storm debris blocking streams and drainage systems in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene and a series of tornadoes that impacted eastern North Carolina.  This effort is called the Storm Debris Removal Project.

The division has also lead efforts to assist farmers to recover from the devasting drought of 2007 and 2008 and to assist swine farms impacted from flooding through the Swine Buyout Program.

 

 

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559