Tropical storm Debby brought torrential downpours and flooding this week making the following tips from CGC’s sponsor, the Hartford, are timely.
“Summer also marks the beginning of hurricane season and extreme weather across the country. If you live in an area affected by hurricanes, tornados, thunderstorms or other extreme weather, make sure you’re well-prepared.
In the event of an emergency or power outage:
1. Assemble a pet emergency kit that includes a leash, medications, health records, food and water, and make sure your dog is wearing ID tags.
2. Be familiar with your community’s hurricane safety plan including evacuation routes, procedures and dog-friendly shelters if you don’t leave your city.
3. Develop a plan to evacuate if necessary. Have a crate for your dog and identify in advance a pet-friendly place to stay until you can return to your home.
4. Keep your emergency equipment in good working order. Be sure to have flashlights, a radio and batteries, and non-perishable food on hand. You might also consider owning an emergency power generator.
Finally, check your auto and homeowner’s policy to determine how well you’re covered in the event of wind, hail, flood or other damage.”
Here’s the original Hartford facebook post:
Do you have an emergency plan in place?