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Disasters

Storm Resources

Many south Georgia towns saw multiple storms that left damaged homes, farms and businesses. View our information on recovering including cleanup, insurance, family coping and reporting losses. See our disaster recovery resources.

Additionally, Extension offices are ready to help clients with questions related to the safety of food, water, animals, homes and more. Call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or contact your local office

Overview

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.

Publications

Commercial and Professional Publications

General Publications

To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.

News

For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.

Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

External sites

  • 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.
  • Ready.gov
    Informs citizens to develop disaster kits, plans and awareness. Helps businesses to maintain business continuity. Also targets educational information to kids.
  • Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
    GEMA coordinates the state’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters by working with local, state and federal governments. Includes official information on State of Emergency areas declared by the governor.
  • National Flood Insurance Program
    The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.