Georgia Cattle Producers Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Ian

Dan Georgia, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA), Weather

Hurricane Ian

Georgia has activated their State Operations Center ahead of Hurricane Ian, and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) wants producers across the state to be ready for any storm activity that may move into your area.

GCA notes that In coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, the National Weather Service, and other storm response partners, Governor Brian P. Kemp ordered the activation of the State Operations Center to prepare for any potential impact from Hurricane Ian later in the week.

The National Hurricane Center has issued tropical storm warnings for Camden and Glynn counties along the Georgia coast. Storm surge and tropical storm watches remain in effect for other areas of coastal Georgia, including Bryan, Effingham, Chatham, Charlton, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties.


As Hurricane Ian continues to move through the Southeast, GCA wants to ensure their members take necessary measures and take precaution for the potential impact of the storm. Proper planning and preparation before the storm could allow you to mitigate its impact on your farm/ranch and potentially reduce financial losses associated with the natural disaster.

And while it is not known what the storm’s potential impacts will be, GCA has received interest from several folks who have asked how they can help. So the Association is monitoring the path of Hurricane Ian and working with their Region Vice Presidents to coordinate chainsaw and fence crews to assist the impacted areas around the state if needed. If you’d like to donate to GCA’s disaster relief fund or volunteer to help, please get in touch with the GCA office at 478 474-6560 for ways to contribute.