Tropical Storm Nicole, currently travelling westbound in the Atlantic Ocean, is expected to increase into a Category 1 Hurricane when it makes landfall along Florida’s eastern coastline on Thursday, November 10. The storm will bring heavy rain and wind throughout Central Florida on Thursday before heading north towards Georgia and North Carolina (the current anticipated path). Many regions of Florida are still recovering from Hurricane Ian (Category 4) which caused devastating damage to citrus, tomato, and vegetable crops on September 28.
- Heavy rainfall and winds will postpone harvests for many crops including bell peppers, cabbage, citrus, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, squash, and tomatoes
- Farmers are packing early this week to help mitigate
- Plant damage and fruit quality may be affected during severe storms
- Expect supply routes in Southeastern states to be delayed this week
Markon will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole’s path and update as more information becomes available.
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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