While the tropical season rolls on and the rain from the remains of TS Beta are moving through parts of the Southeast today, extension agents and farmers are still assessing the damage from powerful storm Sally, which dropped up to 30 inches of rain in some locations and blasted coastal areas with hours of 100 mph winds. Southeast AgNet posted three stories this week that provide more information on what folks are seeing in the worst-hit areas.
Fortunately for us, the tropical season is in a temporary lull, with no storms expected in the next five days, but we are still far from the end of the tropical season, and storms like Michael have occurred in October so we are not out of the woods. Damage from Sally was not as bad as it could have been if it came later in the harvest season, but the damage was still extensive in some areas.
Alabama Peanuts Hit Hard by Hurricane Sally
Alabama Cotton Producers Surveying Damage Following Hurricane Sally
At Stake in Sally’s Wake: $400 Million in Florida Panhandle Agricultural Products