Local USDA service centers in the path of Hurricane Florence have been pre-planning prior to its arrival.
“What do they need to do to provide services as soon as they can after the storm and we have all of those scenarios in play, so we’re going to be able to respond really quickly after the storm.”
FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said contingency plans include conducting business out of harm’s way in the aftermath of Florence, if needed.
“It may not be at your local, county office, it may be from a remote location. But, we are certainly going to be able to deploy folks to help.”
Also, other jump teams from other USDA local offices across the country may be deployed to Florence-impacted areas.
“We’ve got, I think, a really organized system by which we bring folks from out of states that are not impacted, maybe for a couple of weeks, they go back home, and then we’ll deploy groups from other parts.”
More information about USDA disaster resources is available online at www.usda.gov/topics/disaster.
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