Effects of hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne on Georgia irrigators
Goodenbery, Joseph B.
Mullen, Jeffrey D.
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In September 2004, a series of hurricanes hit the coast of Florida. Although the hurricanes were down-graded by the time they reached Georgia, they caused significant damage to agricultural fields in the state. A survey of 73 Georgia irrigators was conducted in October 2004 to assess damages from each of the storms. Information from the survey included the type of crops damaged, amount of damage due to reduced yields, amount of damage due to reduced quality, the source of the damages, coping strategies employed by the farmers, insurance coverage, and the impact on fall harvest and planting dates.