Hurricane Dorian & Plant Nursery Checklist

According to National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a major hurricane as it approaches the Florida peninsula

  • Landfall remains likely along East Central and/or Southeast Florida coast
  • Forecast movement has slowed, with an increasing likelihood of a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days
  • The risk of devastating hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storm surge and significant flooding along portions of the Florida east coast has increased, although it is too soon to determine where the strongest winds, storm surge, and flooding will occur.
  • Small changes to the forecast can mean big differences in impacts at any given location
  • The most likely time of arrival of Tropical Storm Force Winds for South Florida is Sunday Evening for the east coast, Monday Morning for interior and west coast • The most likely arrival time has been delayed due to slower storm motion in recent forecast

Thunderstorms: Scattered to widespread thunderstorms are expected across South Florida and the Atlantic waters this morning, with the greatest coverage over the interior by this afternoon. The primary hazards will be heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and lightning.

Dorian Report as of Friday, August 30. 11:34 am

Do not focus on the exact track. Impacts occur well outside the area enclosed by the cone

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office Miami-South Florida:

Please read and follow this suggested checklist of what to do before, during a Hurricane or Tropical Storm inside your agricultural buildings.

BEFORE Hurricane Dorian

  1. Create or Update a pre and post-hurricane safety plan for each employee.
  2. Place first aid and hurricane supplies (Ex: Battery-operated radio) in each building.
  3. Stock up on non-perishable foods like tuna, crackers, peanut butter, bread and snacks.
  4. Update, print and back-up important data (Ex: plant inventory, licenses, payroll, etc.)
  5. Charge mobile devices and additional portable chargers. Store them in a waterproof place.
  6. Schedule maintenance of critical equipment/vehicles (Ex. generators, irrigation systems).
  7. Fill fuel and/or diesel containers. Refuel all vehicles.
  8. Have cash available for emergencies.
  9. Fill containers with water for human consumption.

DURING Hurricane Dorian

  1. Stay tune to TV, radio, desktop or mobile device.
  2. Stay away from windows & doors.
  3. Use batteries if needed for weather updates.

For the entire report by 11:30 am on Friday 08/30. Click HERE: Dorian Hurricane Report 083019

Any Additional Questions or Concerns, Please Contact NWS Miami Phone: (305) 229 –4525

E-Mail: Web: Social Media: @NWSMiami




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Posted: August 30, 2019

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultura, Agriculture, Dorian, Florida, Grower, Horticulture, Huracán, Hurricane, Miami-Dade Agriculture, Nursery, Plant, Preparación, Preparation, Safety, Vivero

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