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Good advice.
Sarah, Marathon, ON
Posted: 3/24/2014 5:35:51 PM
Good Info! Thanks!
Greg, Hampstead, MD
Posted: 10/18/2013 11:16:05 AM
It's an important part of having animals that one makes plans and prepares for emergencies. I have a supply of food for mine, I have documentation and photographs of them, and I have a network of friends and acquaintences who wil work with me in taking care of them should some type of disaster or disruption occur. It's part of our responsibilities when we keep animals.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 6/28/2013 10:39:24 AM
It is hard to think of every thing in a hurry with out a check list! I can never believe that people leave their animals behind...especially during evacuations of housing areas... not so easy with large animals like cows... but even horses can be lead out... goats in the car.....
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 6/7/2013 1:16:40 PM
Still great advice.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/30/2013 12:17:18 AM
Good planning is crucial.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/27/2013 5:26:24 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/27/2012 9:15:35 AM
Great ideas.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/19/2012 11:56:15 PM
This is a great article with important tips! All disasters can trigger emotional distress in those that experience them- survivors living and working in impacted areas (including children and teens), loved ones of victims, and first responders, rescue & recovery workers are all at risk. FYI the Disaster Distress Helpline (a program of SAMHSA) provides 24/7 crisis counseling related to any natural or human-caused disaster in the U.S. Those needing support can call toll-free 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (Spanish-speakers can text Hablanos to 66746). Calls and texts are answered by trained, caring counselors from call centers located throughout the U.S. If you are struggling with difficult emotions in relation to a disaster, you are not alone!
William, New York, NY
Posted: 6/28/2012 6:43:04 PM
I'd suggest two alternatives/additions: first, learn how to make your own dog/cat food and keep the raw materials around to mix up because commercial food only stores so long before it gets rancid. Second, I'd suggest adding a pet/animal first aid kit because the vet might be too busy to respond in an emergency situation, or might not even be able to respond.
Karen, Woodinville, WA
Posted: 1/26/2012 5:37:54 PM
Although Irene has past, I found this useful for the average person to use: http://blogs.carouselindustries. com/data/disaster-preparation-checklist-irene-prov- ides-one-more-reason-to-prepare/?utm_source=feedbu- rner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Carouse- lConnect+%28Carousel+Connect%29 Frankly, you can never be too prepared!
Nash, Boston, MA
Posted: 8/29/2011 10:14:54 PM
Good info!
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 8/7/2011 8:07:57 AM
In collaboration with animal control, Red Cross, and fire departments, I have started an animal evacuation group -- all volunteers -- all animal lovers. We developed a plan using the county fairgrounds as the shelter location. Perfect location because of the existing infrastructure.
Cathy Koos Breazeak, Volcano, CA
Posted: 6/17/2011 12:55:47 PM
You can never plan too well. Just make sure that the plans you make are those that will serve you in the emergency situations that you may face.

I don't have a tornado worry, but summer heat is an issue. Flooding isn't really a major concern, but high winds and brushfires can be.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 5/24/2011 8:36:19 AM
Sounds like a plan.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/12/2011 10:46:28 PM
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