Does your emergency plan include your pets?
We love them just as much as any human member of our family, but in an emergency, have you made arrangements for them, or are you just planning on "winging" it?
An emergency kit for your pets should the same types of things you would include for the rest of the family - enough food and water for 3-5 days, medications, and toys. Place your emergency kit in or near your pet carrier so if you need to evacuate in a hurry, you won't waste precious time looking for it.
Remember, there are three simple steps you can take to prepare for any emergency:
- Build a kit. Your emergency supply kit should have everything you need to sustain you and your family for 3-5 days.
- Make a plan. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is key. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do.
- Be Aware. Learn about the hazards that can affect your community, and learn how to obtain information about current weather and road conditions. Click one of the links to the left to find out more about specific hazards that affect Iowa.