Farms.com Home   News

Economists Estimate $55-100M Hit to Florida Agriculture Due to Hurricane Sally

By Pam Knox
 
I’ve posted several stories about the impacts of Sally on agriculture in the Southeast. This latest, from IFAS, indicates that the costs from Sally were between $55 and $100 million. Damage from 2018 Hurricane Michael was worse because the winds were stronger and lasted farther inland, but Sally dropped a lot more rain because it was moving so slowly, and the strong winds of the eye wall lasted a long time near the coast due to Sally’s slow motion, too. You can read more about their analysis and find a link to the report at http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2020/09/25/economists-estimate-55-100m-hit-to-florida-agriculture-due-to-hurricane-sally/.
 
Source : uga.edu