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
- Anticipating Drought on Rainfed Farms in the Southeast
- 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
- 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.
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- February's warm, dry weather expands severe drought in northern Georgia
- Landscape conifers still suffering drought stress despite recent rains
- Warm weather and storms dominate January's weather in Georgia
- Warm temperatures, variable rainfall covered Georgia in December 2016
- Drought expanded across Georgia during November
- Rabun County 4-H'ers help western fire crews feel at home while fighting Rock Mountain fire
- Plan landscape with a long term goal of saving water
- Outdoor watering rules during Level 2 drought response
- Feeding the world: UGA geneticist enhancing sorghum's drought resiliency
- 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.
- Water and Drought Hot Topics
Catalogs news reports on water and drought.
- Impact Statements: Disasters
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge & practices related to disasters.
- 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.
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.