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NOTICE TO FARMERS

NOTICE TO FARMERS

August 21, 20151058Views

The Agriculture
Department is advising all farmers to secure their farms in preparation for
Hurricane Danny.

Livestock farmers are
requested to move animals from low line areas to a higher elevation. Poultry
farmers are requested to turn off the electricity in the pens, remove any excess
water to avoid flooding and ensure that there is sufficient feed and water
during the storm. All farmers using water tanks are requested to ensure that the
tanks are filled to capacity and strapped down during the storm.

Additionally, farmers are
encouraged to prune trees for easy wind-flow, prop trees that are bearing and
ensure that there is a drain to remove water in low-lying areas. Finally farmers
are requested to harvest mature fruits and vegetables and store them in a safe
place.