You may not be able to prevent a disaster from occurring but you can reduce its impact. A little planning can help reduce injuries, loss, and suffering. This applies to your household pets and yourself.
You are ultimately responsible for the survival and well-being of your household pets and animals. You should have an emergency response plan and readily accessible kits with provisions for family members and animals.
The best way to be prepared is to create a personal emergency plan that includes provisions to care for your household pets and/or livestock. After you develop your personal emergency management plan, you may:
- Be prepared to deal with many emergencies
- Find it much easier to understand the actions of official emergency managers
- Help with the official response