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Disasters

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

Georgia FACES 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

  • 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.

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.
  • Georgia Emergency Management Agency
    Updates current emergency information and maintains resources on disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Ready.gov
    Informs citizens to develop disaster kits, plans and awareness. Helps businesses to maintain business continuity. Also targets educational information to kids.