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"Preventing the loss of life and minimizing the damage to property from hurricanes are responsibilities that are shared by all." - Joe M. Allbaugh, FEMA Director
Throughout this Web site, information has been provided regarding actions that you can take based on specific hurricane hazards. The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation).
Disaster Prevention should include:
One of the most important decisions you will have to make is "Should I Evacuate?"
If you are asked to evacuate, you should do so without delay. But unless you live in a coastal or low-lying area, an area that floods frequently, or in manufactured housing, it is unlikely that emergency managers will ask you to evacuate. That means that it is important for you and your family to HAVE A PLAN that makes you as safe as possible in your home.
Disaster prevention includes modifying your home to strengthen it against storms so that you can be as safe as possible. It also includes having the supplies on hand to weather the storm. The suggestions provided here are only guides. You should use common sense in your disaster prevention.
A FAMILY PLAN - Your family's plan should be based on your vulnerability
to the Hurricane Hazards. You should keep a written plan and share your
plan with other friends or family.
Develop a family hurricane preparedness plan before an actual storm threatens your area. If your family hurricane preparedness plan includes evacuation to a safer location for any of the reasons specified with in this web site, then it is important to consider the following points:
to evacuate, do not wait or delay your departure.
an evacuation destination that is nearest to your home, preferably in
the same county, or at least minimize the distance over which you must
travel in order to reach your intended shelter location.
decide to evacuate to another county or region, be prepared to wait
If possible, make arrangements to stay with the friend or relative who resides closest to your home and who will not have to evacuate. Discuss with your intended host the details of your family evacuation plan well before the beginning of the hurricane season.
If a hotel
or motel is your final intended destination during an evacuation, make
reservations before you leave.
are unable to stay with friends or family and no hotels/motels rooms
are available, then as a last resort go to a shelter.
that you fill up your car with gas, before you leave. Return
time to start securing - or retrofitting - your house is when you are
making other improvements or adding an addition.
Flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. Do not make assumptions. Check your policy.
Flood Insurance Program call
Contact your veterinarian or local humane society for information on preparing your pets for an emergency.
BEFORE THE DISASTER
DURING THE DISASTER
Animals brought to a pet shelter are required to have: Proper identification collar and rabies tag, proper identification on all belongings, a carrier or cage, a leash, an ample supply of food, water and food bowls, any necessary medications, specific care instructions and news papers or trash bags for clean-up.
Bring pets indoor well in advance of a storm - reassure them and remain calm.
Pet shelters will be filled on first come, first served basis. Call ahead and determine availability.
AFTER THE DISASTER
Walk pets on a leash until they become re-oriented to their home - often familiar scents and landmarks may be altered and pets could easily be confused and become lost. Also, downed power lines, reptiles brought in with high water and debris can all pose a threat for animals after a disaster.
If pets cannot be found after a disaster, contact the local animal control office to find out where lost animals can be recovered. Bring along a picture of your pet if possible.
After a disaster animals can become aggressive or defensive - monitor their behavior.
Don't forget your pet when preparing a family disaster plan.
PET DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
Proper identification including immunization records
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