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Georgia Agriculture Takes Hit From Hurricane Michael

October 20, 2018

GEORGIA – October 11, 2018 ( Georgia’s agriculture has taken a hit from the effects of Hurricane Michael, according to an online news report from*

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is coordinating assistance in southwest and central Georgia, which were most affected by the storm. Commissioner Gary W. Black said animals, crops, and infrastructure have been compromised by the storm destruction. Farms, dairies, and processing plants have been affected in the counties of Appling, Colquitt, Decatur, Evans, Houston, Mitchell, Randolph, Lee, and Wilcox. 

The poultry industry brings more than $23 billion to Georgia’s economy, Black said, and has sustained a serious loss because of Michael. A total of 84 chicken houses were reportedly destroyed in the storm, which would have housed more than 2 million chickens. In addition, cotton crops in the state have been damaged, and peanut and pecan crops are being inspected. 

Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach just before 2 p.m. on October 10. It had increased in strength to a Category 4 hurricane before it came ashore, making Michael the strongest storm to ever hit the Florida Panhandle. As Michael moved across Florida and into Georgia, it weakened to a tropical storm, but the storm’s heavy winds and rain still wreaked havoc in its path. 

Counties in Georgia received large gusts of wind and several inches of rain in a short span of time. Thousands of Georgians were left without power after the tropical storm moved through the state. Two deaths have so far been reported because of Michael, including one 11-year-old girl in southwest Georgia. 

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