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3 Days Weather Forecast
Friday 03/23 20%
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Saturday 03/24 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with mostly sunny conditions later in the day. High around 80F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday 03/25 20%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 81F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Before a Hurricane
- Take chickens and other domestic birds into a building and place them safely in a cage or box if possible.
- Release larger stocks such as cattle, horses, mules etc. in an open field area. Tying animals increases the chances of injury.
- Check on animals early and move them to safe location away from river banks and areas likely to have landslides. Provide enough water and feed to prevent them from breaking out.
- Remove carts etc. from under trees and remove the wheels for added protection.
- Chemicals, fertilizers and other toxic materials such as sprays or pesticides should be stored in the safest sections of buildings as they may cause fires if mixed.
- Reap mature crops.
- Pick coconuts.
- Cut or trim huge trees close to the house.
After a Hurricane
After the hurricane or flood, farmlands should be returned to production as soon as possible.
- Remove zinc sheets, lumber, nails etc. that can cause damage to animals.
- Clean up debris of damage grass or other agricultural crops
- Salvage valuable trees or plants
- Clear hanging limbs that can cause damage
- Dispose of dead animals immediately.
Animal Health After a Flood
Diseases in animals may increase after a flood. Do the following:
- Check for signs of pneumonia.
- Report signs of livestock infection to vet.
- Keep vaccinations up to date.
- Provide clean and uncontaminated water.
- Clear pasture land.
- Spray for mosquitoes and other insects/pests.