NC Green Industry Hurricane Matthew Recovery Resources

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Thanks to the NC Nursery and Landscape Association for pulling this information together!

NC Green Industry – Hurricane Matthew Recovery ResourcesThe impacts of Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina’s green industry have been devastating. The threat continues, as significant rainfall totals over the weekend have led to substantial flooding that will compromise much of eastern North Carolina through the remainder of the week.

Our green industry family from within the state and around the country have responded with an outpouring of support and offers of assistance. NCNLA, in cooperation with N.C. Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Farm Bureau, are collaborating to provide resources and to coordinate those efforts as the road to recovery begins.

Please feel free to share this message and these resources with colleagues and friends:

NC Green – Hurricane Matthew Recovery Page on Facebook

Businesses are encouraged to share information, photos/videos and to provide updates on progress as recovery gets underway. This page will be used to coordinate volunteer assistance/clean-up events at businesses that are requesting assistance.

We will also use this page to share recovery and relief information with green industry businesses across the state as it becomes available.

Please like and share this page with your friends and colleagues throughout the industry:

Be sure that you have permission to share information, including photos/videos, before doing so.

Green Industry Damage & Loss Assessment Survey

We hope to collect information to capture the extent of damage to green industry businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

This survey will allow us to estimate the industry’s collective damages in the event that supplemental recovery funding is made available.

Please complete and share this survey with affected businesses so that NCNLA, Cooperative Extension and the NC Farm Bureau can best represent your interests with policymakers:

Below are links to additional resources from Cooperative Extension, NCNLA and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to assist impacted individuals and businesses with their recovery efforts. These resources will continue to be updated as more information on programs and services becomes available.

Finally, we wish to provide contact information for representatives from each collaborating entity to impacted businesses. Please do not hesitate to call on us for assistance or support at this difficult time:

North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association

Corey Connors – Executive Vice President
Office Phone: (919) 816-9119
Cell Phone: (919) 417-7912

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Area Specialized Agents

Statewide Extension Specialists

Department Extension Leader

North Carolina Farm Bureau

Debbie Hamrick – Director of Specialty Crops
Phone: (919) 302-9538