If you were in the midst of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or a wildfire and had your pet with you, how would you ensure you safely evacuate? What happens if such a thing occurred while your pet was not with you?
For those with no emergency kit for their pets, there is a need to have one. Equally, you need to have a plan in place on how you can handle disaster if it strikes. A good outline can go along way in ensuring the safety of your pet.
Below are ways in which you can ensure you and your pet are ready to handle an emergency.
Understanding the pattern of disasters in your region
Are hurricanes, wildfires, or cyclones frequent in your area? Some areas experience natural disasters more than others.
For example, the Gulf Coast is prone to hurricanes, but this is not the case with a place like California, where bushfires and earthquakes are frequent.
Start by identifying the disasters that are common in your region
For people living in areas prone to hurricanes, ensure details concerning floods and the elevation level of your property are at your fingertips.
Furthermore, make sure you know all the evacuation routes of your locality as this information could prove essential when developing an effective evacuation plan.
Continue to page 2 to learn about evacuation plans.