Hurricane Prep for Pets

JUNE 1ST is the start of Hurricane Season


Hurricane warnings are issued hours, even days, in advance.  At the first hint of disaster, act to protect your family and pets.

In the aftermath of hurricanes it is clear that many people do not heed the warnings. The old adage 'plan for the worst' and 'hope for the best' is the only way to ensure you and your loved ones will be safe. Evacuate if you are asked to evacuate! Take the time to make a plan for YOUR FAMILY, pets included.

Make a “Pet-Ready” Evacuation Plan

1. Plan ahead! If disaster strikes, don't leave your pets behind… if your home is not safe for you, it is not safe for your pet. 

2. Know your evacuation zone.

3. Have a written disaster plan. Be sure to include your evacuation location, emergency numbers, and a contingency plan in case you cannot evacuate to the location you first identified.

4. Check your county website for safe places to stay and additonal information.

Pinellas County's website has many planning tools and tips to help you prepare.

http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/petpreparedness.htm

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