Hopefully you won't need this, but it's always best to be prepared.

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From: Ed Thornton <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 7:37 PM
Subject: Fwd: Preparing for Hurricanes
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Here is some helpful information from Atlas Greenhouse. I thought I would pas it on and y’all could send it to the teachers 

Ed Thornton 
Carey Station Outpost 
Greensboro GA 30642
(770)296-2933


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From: Atlas Greenhouse <[log in to unmask]>
Date: August 30, 2019 at 6:15:21 PM CDT
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Subject: Preparing for Hurricanes
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 Preparing Your Greenhouse For Bad Weather
What steps should you take before a Hurricane arrives?
Dear Valued Customers,

For greenhouse owners, preparing for hurricanes and tropical storms is a crucial moment. High wind speeds can create severe damage to greenhouse structures. Bent bows and hoops, tears in poly film, damage from flying debris, to name a few.

Preparing for a Hurricane Hit

• Remove Greenhouse poly plastic and/or shade cloth if it is possible.
Removing roof covering is essential when hurricane force winds are expected. Ulltimate damage could be caused by debri being blown into the poly film covering and causing a parachute effect, ultimately resulting in structure damage.
• Fill portable containers with water
• Charge batteries and prepare generators
• Secure greenhouse vents and doors
• Move valuable crops into a secure indoor area
• Secure any items that could be picked up by the wind
• Secure any dead or dry tree limbs in the path of your greenhouse
• Recheck your inventory of all essential plants and chemicals

What's Next...
Once the storm is over and the area is safe to survey, be cautious and check for dangerous conditions such as electrical lines or wires displaced, gas leaks or flammable liquid exposure, etc. Contact your local authorities for assistance as needed with the damage. Begin the damage survey process with photos and documention. Contact your personnel designated for the salvage process, such as your insurance agency, emergency contractor crew and your clean-up crew. Maintain safety precautions at all times with proper supervision. Contact your greenhouse supplier to assess the repairs needed for your greenhouse.
As always, we are here for you.
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Atlas Greenhouse
9596 US 82
Alapaha, GA 31622
(800) 346-9902
Atlas Greenhouse | P.O. Box 558, Alapaha, GA 31622
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