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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 Irma Updates:

Dr. Doug Meckes, the North Carolina State Veterinarian, has indicated that on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, t the ICVI waiver for evacuees leaving states with their animals affected by Hurricane Irma expires. (9-21-17)

Notice of Termination of Executive Oder No. 20 and Amending Executive Order No. 21 (9-21-17)

NCDA&CS activates hotline to help farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma (9-11-17)

Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on waiving of motor vehicle regulations to help farmers (9-717)

N.C. Equine Directory: Emergency Boarding Facilities (9-7-17)





Preparing your farm for a weather disaster

Farm Emergency Plan

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

Winter Weather Preparedness

Hurricane Matthew Recovery



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