Emergency Programs

Disaster Information for Farms and Agribusinesses

Disasters. You can't predict when a tornado, hurricane, hazmat or other emergency will strike your business. But you can be prepared and have a plan in case something does happen. Farms, ranches, food warehouses, pesticide dealers and more all have different needs, but the planning basics are the same. Click around. Use the preparedness tools, and in case of a disaster, come back and find the links for assistance.
NCDA&CS Agriculture Weather Hotline 866-645-9403

The Disaster Hay Assistance Portal is a resource to connect farmers that have lost their feed supply during a disaster with those who may have hay or feed to donate. NO SALES OR TRANSACTIONS ARE MADE ON THIS WEBSITE. The requests and offers are collected and sent to NCSU Cooperative Extension where they are matched and coordinated by Extension personnel.

NCDA&CS assumes no liability for those farmers utilizing this service and recommends pursuing multiple avenues to secure feed following a disaster. Various disaster programs may be available to provide financial assistance for purchasing feed and can be found HERE

Recent Updates:

Hurricane Idalia, 2023

Update Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 at 7:15 a.m.

NWS Raleigh Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 at 5:25 a.m.

Tropical Storm Idalia will move east this afternoon, offshore of North Carolina. Isolated flash flooding will be possible over the eastern Sandhills and Coastal Plain until midday, along with gusty winds of 35-40 mph over the Sandhills and southern Coastal Plain. Impacts will diminish later this afternoon and evening.

NWS Miami Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023 at 5:00 a.m.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued from Edisto Beach South Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from North of Surf City North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border, and Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

A Storm Surge Watch has been extended northeastward to Ocracoke Inlet.

Helpful Links

National Hurricane Center
NC Cooperative Extension Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Information
NC Farm Bureau Offices
NC Cooperative Extension Offices
Recovery Assistance Information