Georgia counties designated as major natural disaster areas due to drought

This Secretariat natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Services Agency (FSA) to provide much-needed emergency credit to growers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet a variety of recovery needs, including replacing critical items such as equipment or livestock, reorganizing a farm operation, or refinancing certain debts. The FSA will review loans based on the extent of losses, available collateral and ability to repay.

According to US Drought Watchthese counties suffered a growing season drought intensity value of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional.

Affected area: Georgia

Onset of the disaster: Drought

Registration deadline: March 1, 2023

Main eligible counties: Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham and Effingham

Contiguous counties also eligible:

Georgia: Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty and Screven

Caroline from the south: Hampton and Jasper


Affected area: Georgia

Onset of the disaster: Drought

Registration deadline: March 13, 2023

Main eligible counties: Liberty, Long and McIntosh

Contiguous counties also eligible:

Georgia: Bryan, Evans, Glynn, Tattnall and Wayne

More resources

On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet at a Glanceand Agricultural Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Claim or to inquire about available programs, contact your USDA Service Center.