Natural disasters generally happen suddenly, leaving humans little time to prepare for their arrival. In an effort to help the citizens of Georgia prepare for future natural disasters before they occur, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has prepared this website to share valuable, and possibly life-saving, information on droughts, winter storms, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
For more information on a variety of subjects, Georgians can always contact their local county Extension agent by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- Drought-Related Cattle Feeding Problems
- Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water
- Forage Use and Grazing Herd Management during a Drought
- Anticipating Drought on Rainfed Farms in the Southeast
- Drought Management Strategies for Beef Cattle
- Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle
- Make Every Drop Count: Xeriscape - Seven Steps to a Water-Wise Landscape
- Make Every Drop Count: Proper Planting Results in Healthy, Water-Efficient Plants
- Make Every Drop Count: Managing a Water-Wise Landscape
- Environmental Water Quality Series: Drinking Water Protection in Georgia
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- Despite August deluge, hot, dry weather expected to persist through early fall
- UGA turfgrass research highlighted at Griffin Campus field day
- Georgia's hot, dry spell will continue despite recent showers
- Georgia heads into August with a near record number of days over 95 degrees
- High-heat, low rainfall set the stage for harmful algal blooms and cyanobacteria
- When no rain falls from above, providing water from below is the best method for plants
- You're right; it has been hotter than normal this summer
- Zika is making headlines, but West Nile virus may be more prevalent this year
- Dry weather has given some parts of Georgia a slow start to mosquito season, but Georgians are urged to remain vigilant
- May brings drought in north Georgia, heavy rain in Savannah
- Home Emergency Preparedness Handbook
Contains a step-by-step guide to disaster planning along with other essential information you will need in building a comprehensive home emergency preparedness plan.
- Home Emergency Preparedness
Provides homeowners and families with information and tools to prepare for disasters.
- Animal Disaster Plan
Program anticipates residents resisting evacuation during a natural disaster by developing plans to also evacuate pets and animals.
- Impact Statements: Disasters
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge & practices related to disasters.
- Natural Disasters
Provides resources that address agricultural producer and citizens concerns regarding drought, flooding, high winds, hurricanes, tornadoes and winter storms. Section on drought presents detailed climate data and crop specific recommendations.
- Water and Drought Hot Topics
Catalogs news reports on water and drought.
- Extension Disaster Education Network
Provides detailed information about and recommendations for coping with a broad range of threats to agriculture and population health from weather or disease. Also offers online courses, workshops and news.
- Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Updates current emergency information and maintains resources on disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Informs citizens to develop disaster kits, plans and awareness. Helps businesses to maintain business continuity. Also targets educational information to kids.