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The news has been inundated with projections regarding Hurricane Florence, and rightfully so. Preparation during hurricane season should be a way of life and good business practice too. Although direct impacts from Florence in Virginia may not be as detrimental as originally projected, there is still great potential for wind damage and flooding, which can stir up concern for forest product businesses and woodland owners. There is little doubt that the Virginia- Carolina region will have a period where timber harvesting and wood movement will be very difficult. This can cause a very negative economic drain on our mills, loggers, and forest landowners.
Listed below are a number of articles from partnering organizations that we hope you find helpful during this time of caution and preparation:
- From Rick Meyer with the Forest Resources Association, Preparing Your Jobsite or Facility for a Hurricane
- From Matt Poirot with the Virginia Department of Forestry, Wet Weather Logging your BMPs to Prepare for Multiple Impacts
- From Adam Downing with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Storm Damage: Forests & Trees
and Chainsaw Safety - Before and After the Storm
- From the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Farmers Should Prepare Now for Potential Impact from Hurricane Florence