Are You Ready?
Emergency preparedness begins at home. When individuals and families are prepared, there's less chance that they will be dependent on scarce
community resources when an emergency occurs. Remember to always expect the unexpected! This page will provide you with the tools to prepare
our family for emergencies.
Lets Get Started! - Preparation Begins at Home
How and emergency affects you greatly depends on how you have prepared in advance of the incident.
Basic Preparation can be accomplished in three steps: Preparedness Plan, Preparedness Kit, and Family documentation.
Caring for your Pets
The best way to protect your family from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan must include your pets. For the best results your plan must include known shelters, pet medical records, and an emergency pet kit.
It is important to know that many shelters and transports will not allow pets. Leaving pets behind can be traumatic. Often pets left behind results in their being injured, lost, or worse. The best way to protect your pets is to evacuate them with you. However, this takes planning. Prepare today for the when you and your pets may have to leave your home.
To learn more check out these Web Sites:
American Red Cross Pet Preparedness.
Humane Society Pet Prepardness.
ASPCA Animals Preparedness.
State of Minnesota Animal Emergency Operations Guidelines.