Build an Emergency Kit
An emergency hurricane safety kit will help you keep your family safe and healthy in the event of a disaster. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends having at least two-weeks’ worth of the following supplies:
When a Hurricane Warning is Issued
TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY
When the Hurricane Strikes
After the Hurricane
DO NOT enter floodwaters.
Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you over. A foot of moving water can move a car.
Make a Plan
Decide a plan of action and stick to it. If a hurricane is in your area, will you stay home, go to a relative’s house, or drop off your pet at a friend’s house? If you decide to stay home, keep your eyes and ears on the news for any evacuation notices. Pick an inner room in your house ahead of time to keep supplies and emergency kits.
Emergency Kits for Pets
If you are staying home, keep your pet on a leash or in a kennel at all times. They are protected in a kennel and a leash prevents them from getting separated from you.
Rescue Alert Sticker
A rescue alert sticker on your door can help rescue workers know if there are pets inside your home with you.
If you evacuate, be sure to cross out the sticker and write "EVACUATED" so the rescuers know you and your pets are safe.
Slowly re-introduce your pet to your home. A disheveled house may cause stress and debris may be harmful if your pet eats it.
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