Sussex Post

Chicken growers urged to prepare now for Florence

SUSSEX COUNTY — It has been several years since Delmarva has felt the full force of a hurricane, but this week, Hurricane Florence appears poised to approach the East Coast, and it is highly likely to produce troublesome winds and rain.

The National Weather Service forecasts the potential for tropical storm force winds to affect all of Delmarva, with the Eastern Shore of Virginia facing the greatest likelihood of strong rain and wind.

The Delmarva Poultry Industry urges chicken growers everywhere on Delmarva to be preparing now for the possibility of heavy rain and damaging winds.

Here are steps chicken growers should take now to prepare for a hurricane.