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WVU Extension Service experts talk about how to prepare for Hurricane Florence

A round bale of hay sits in flood waters

WVU Extension has experts available to talk about preparing for potential flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence.

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As the eastern seaboard awaits the arrival of Hurricane Florence, the West Virginia University Extension Service has experts in agriculture to help producers keep their animals and equipment safe from flood waters, as well as experts in the Safety and Health Extension to address worker safety and flood rescue who have compiled information from governmental agencies to keep the general public safe.   

Ed Rayburn
Pasture and Haylage Specialist
WVU Extension

“As we watch the path of Hurricane Florence, we can see there’s an impending risk of flooding in West Virginia. It’s important for farmers and landowners to take necessary precautions now to lessen the effects of any potential damage.” 

Ed Rayburn audio file

Flooding Resources

Hay, Forage and Animal Health after Flooding

Gardens after Flooding 

Food Safety during Power Outages 

Link to original story:

WVU Extension Service offers flood recovery tips for gardeners and farmers

People to Speak on Subjects: 

Edward Rayburn – mitigating agricultural damage

John Hyman – disaster response worker safety 

Mark Lambert – flood rescue


CONTACT: Zane Lacko
WVU Extension Service

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