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Disaster planning for farms and agribusinesses

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Disasters. You can't predict when a tornado, hurricane, hazmat or other emergency will strike your business. But you can be prepared and have a plan in case something does happen. Farms, ranches, food warehouses, pesticide dealers and more all have different needs, but the planning basics are the same. Click around. Use the preparedness tools, and in case of a disaster, come back and find the links for assistance.

Recent Updates:

Hurricane Florence






NC State Extension Disaster Information Center

Preparing your farm for a weather disaster

Farm Emergency Plan

Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

Food and Water Needs: Preparing for a Disaster or Emergency

Emergency Programs Preparedness Links

Updated: NCDA&CS Composting Guidlines:



Duke Energy
Power Outage Map


Emergency information for food safety in case of local radiological or other hazmat emergency

Winter Weather Preparedness

Hurricane Matthew Recovery


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