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Preliminary damage from Sally

Folks around the Southeast are starting to assess the damage from Hurricane Sally as it crept onshore yesterday and moved off to the northeast through central Georgia. Because of the slow forward movement of the storm, parts of the coast were subjected to hours of hurricane-force wind which caused problems for cotton and pecans. Heavy rains caused problems for peanuts and also for cotton. Here are some early comments about damage from Sally to agriculture from Farm Press.

Sally hits farmers hard. Pics and words coming in from the ground

Forecast of Sally’s heavy rains concern farmers

Sally’s impact on agriculture

The State of Alabama has an online survey which will help them collect more information. You can read more at https://www.wsfa.com/2020/09/17/state-launches-sally-damage-assessment-survey-agriculture/.

Flooded field in eastern North Carolina. Source: The Packer