What to Do Before an Emergency
If You Have Pets
- Have I made an arrangement with a neighbor to check on our pet(s) at home in an emergency situation when I am at work?
- Does our family disaster supplies kit have food/water for our pets(s)?
- Are my children/other family members capable of handling our pet(s) in their effort to bring them to safety if home evacuation is necessary? If not, who will help them to do so?
- Does the emergency meeting place(s) our family selected allow pets? If not, where will my family bring our pet(s)?
- If my family is sent to the local area emergency shelter, do they allow pets? If not, where will my family bring our pet(s)?
As you’ve seen throughout this Emergency Preparedness Guide, developing a personal emergency preparedness plan for use at your workplace—and another for your family and home—is essential. Keeping your plans up to date is equally important. If you do not review your plans on a regular basis and adjust them to meet your ever-changing circumstances, your plans will fail to meet their prime intention—helping you and your family remain safe during an emergency situation.