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 Management Strategies for Beef Cattle
- Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle
- Drought-Related Cattle Feeding Problems
- Forage Use and Grazing Herd Management during a Drought
- Know How and When to waterSmart
- 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
- Water Quality Series: Drinking Water Protection in Georgia
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and enviromental sciences.
- Drought almost gone, but lingers on the southeastern coast
- Community weather network celebrates milestone, looking to grow
- UGA event highlights weather fighting tools for farmers
- Add new plants now, so they will survive later
- Warm, wet December brings some drought relief, but not enough
- “Quiet” drought is worse in some areas than 2007-2009 drought
- UGA researchers nominated for international sustainability award
- Sustainable farming pioneer to speak at UGA Nov. 8
- Fall starts with uneventful weather
- August left some Georgians with too much of a good thing: Rain
- After the Disaster: Emotional Reactions and Help
Publication from Don Boower of Child and Family Development available through Family and Consumer Sciences.
- 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.