Thursday, October 25, 2012

Be Ready for Foul Weather

Take an active role in preparation

With the possibility of storms from the south, farmers should check that:

  1. They have adequate levels of fuel in their backup generators, trucks and farm implements.
  2. Spouting and gutters are clear.
  3. Culverts and other road crossings are clear of debris and free flowing.
  4. Drainage and containment structures are clear of any refuse and debris.
  5. Review/check emergency call phone lists, fire extinguishers, flashlights and smoke detectors.

For more information and checklists see:

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  1. Thanks for the great post on your blog, it really gives me an insight on this topic.

  2. Fire control is important, as it can not be created when disaster strikes. For most of the poultry growing regions, we were lucky. Next time may not prove so lucky. NJ running out of fuel was a wake-up call.