Amid some of the fiercest weather events in U.S. history, FFA chapters lend a helping hand to those in need – and discover themselves in the process.
It is said that the best predictor of the future is the past. Unfortunately, weather and climate disasters have occurred all along, and they show no signs of stopping. In fact, the U.S. experienced a historic year of such disasters in 2017. In total, the United States was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events, according to Climate.gov, including three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought and wildfire.