Hopefully you never have to log storm damage on your farm. But, if you do taking detailed notes on what happened can be useful. Going beyond just notating whats damaged you can use these notes for reference when you rebuild and/or replant to mitigate risk for the next storm.

  1. First you’ll want to access the overall situation. Your safety is paramount so don’t take unnecessary risks while documenting damage. Regardless if you’re documenting high wind damage or a full blown tornado knowing the full extent of the damage will help.
  2. Once you have a general understanding of what is damaged you’ll want to begin documenting it. Depending on how extensive the damage is you may have a single entry or multiples in Hemp Batch Tracker.
  3. Once your logged into the system you’ll want to go to the “Create a Note” option and enter the information relevant to your storm damage.
    • Photos – Document any physical damage to plants, buildings, equipment, and (hopefully not) people or livestock.
    • Notes – As you survey the damage you may notice things that stand out. There isn’t a “bad note” with this kind of documentation so notate everything.
    • Documents – If you are given anything by insurance companies or even FEMA if its really bad, you’ll want to upload a copy to Hemp Batch Tracker.
  4. Click “Save” when you’re finished with your note.
  5. Repeat as necessary to document all the damage.
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