No plan will be perfect. However, you can improve the odds for safety, survival, and health for you and your family and animals by having multiple plans in place that are realistic and can be implemented, regardless of the event.
Remember: in any major disaster, responders may not be able to reach you for 3 or more days. Self-reliance, planning and training will help you pull through.
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Once you have you plan… make two copies. Keep one with you and leave the other where it can be readily accessed by first responders. If you are evacuating, or can’t get home, make sure you have access to the relevant documents. You may need to provide this information to the agency in charge of animal welfare during the emergency. They will send skilled animal responders to check on your animals, provide vet care, and evacuate them if necessary and possible.
To get information during the disaster, make sure you’ve signed up for all your local alerts, follow emergency services on social media and local radio, and have important numbers on paper as well as on your phone.