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
- Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water
- Drought-Related Cattle Feeding Problems
- 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.
- January 2016 saw the return of nearly normal winter weather to Georgia
- Spring-like December 2015 was one for the record books
- November 2015 ranks as one of the top 10 wettest, warmest for Georgia
- Avian influenza outbreak is concern for poultry industry, not general public, UGA poultry expert says
- World Food Prize laureate to give 2015 D.W. Brooks Lecture at UGA
- September was drier than normal despite month-ending rain
- Saturated soil no good for gardening or driving
- Overly-warm June left some parts of the state in drought and caused some crop damage
- September rainfall eases South Georgia drought
- Georgia Peanut Tour a major attraction for international farmers
- 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.