Preparing for an emergency is never easy, but to have a plan in place may save you some time and worry.
If you evacuate your home, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND! Pets most likely cannot survive on their own and if by some remote chance they do, you may not be able to find them when you return.
Contact List: On paper, just in case your cell phone is no longer usable.
Friends, Family, Neighbors, Local Emergency Management, County Law Enforcement, Local Hospital, Property Insurance Agent
A Basic Emergency Supply Kit for approximately 4-8 days per person in your household; Recommended items:
- First Aid Kit
- Medications (enough for at least one week)
- Non-perishable food items
- Water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Hand Crank or battery powered radio
- Flash light (with extra batteries)
- Can Opener (the manual kind)
- Moist Towelettes (baby wipes), Trash Bags (for personal sanitation)
- Cell Phone and chargers
- Important Documents (medical/insurance documents, passports, current pictures of you and your family, etc)
- Duct Tape
- Permanent Marker
- Rescue Whistle
Your Pet’s Emergency Kit:
- Pet First Aid Kit
- Liquid Dish Soap and Disinfectant
- Trash Bags for clean up
- Feeding Bowls
- 4-8 days of food (canned will require a can opener)
- Disposable litter pans (the aluminum roasting pans are great for this)
- Litter or paper towels
- Extra harness/collar and leashes
- Photocopies of their medical (shot) records in a water tight bag
- Recent Photos of your pet (in a water tight bag)
- Blankets, pillow cases
- Travel Crate (one for each pet)
Take care, and be safe!