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UPDATE: Tropical Storm Hermine

August 31, 2016

Tropical Depression Nine, now centered 400 miles southwest of Florida has been upgrade to Tropical Storm Hermine and is expected to reach near-hurricane strength before making landfall in Northern Florida by late Thursday, September 1. The system will then accelerate northeast across Southern Georgia and the Carolinas.  


The southern transition of cucumber and squash harvesting is underway, with new crops ramping up in Georgia and North Carolina over the next two weeks. Heavy, sustained downpours in these regions could delay expected harvest dates and potentially lead to significant losses in the fall crop.

  • Rainfall totals of 4” to 6” are forecast in parts of Georgia and the Carolinas; wind speeds as strong as 65 miles per hour are expected along the storm’s path
  • Potential delays are predicted in Georgia, where new crop squash harvesting will begin over the next week
  • Quality issues such as bruising, decay, scarring, and wind damage may occur
  • Expect prices to remain elevated over the next 10 days as growers assess the impact of the storm
  • Click here for a map of the Tropical Storm location

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