Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Albany GA recovers from another devastating weather event

Since Albany, Georgia is far inland, you don’t think of it as a place that suffers from terrible weather events like recent hurricanes. But in this story from the Washington Post, it points out that Albany has suffered from three natural disasters in the past two years–a tornado and Hurricane Irma in 2017 and this past week Hurricane Michael, which caused extensive damage to the city and cut off power to more than half the residents. In addition, Albany was the center of a huge flood from Tropical Storm Alberto in 1994, a slow-mover that like Hurricane Florence this year dropped tremendous rains over the region and a second extensive flood in 1998 You might enjoy reading this story about this city in southwest Georgia with an economy driven mainly by agriculture. The story is available here.

Source: Andrea Booher, FEMA via Commons Wikimedia