Hurricane Ian Could Pose Problems for Georgia Crops
As Hurricane Ian continues on its inexorable path, Georgia Governor Brain Kemp is placing the entire state under a State of Emergency in preparation for the storm’s anticipated impact this week. Forecasters expect the storm to begin moving through Georgia Friday. Heavy rains and damaging winds are likely. Pam Knox is an Agricultural Climatologist at the University of Georgia and the Director of the Weather Center. She says Ian’s timing could have potential devastating effects on some crops, prompting concerns Ian could pose a similar economic hit as Hurricane Michael a few years ago.
Knox says Athens is likely to see heavy rains and gusty winds. The State of Emergency goes into effect Thursday 7 am Thursday and is scheduled to end at midnight Friday.