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AL farmers experience more than $200 million in damages after Hurricane Michael

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Nov 14 2018 1:03 PM

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -Thousands of farmers are experiencing devastating losses after Hurricane Michael’s winds hit Alabama in October.

“I think the psychological affect of farmers in the region is one of shock,” said Dr. Paul Brown, the associate director for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (CES) at Auburn University.

He is talking about the shock after the hurricane destroyed crops and infrastructure in the wiregrass region.

The extension system released a report detailing the damages caused by the hurricane. The report said Alabama farmers took financial blows adding up to more than $204 million.

“These are the kinds of things that take time to heal financially, and also take time for the communities to heal,” Brown said.

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