In Case of a Hurricane: TAKE YOUR PETS WITH YOU!Hurricane season runs June 1- November 30. Be sure to include your pets in your disaster preparedness planning. If you’re riding out the storm in the home of a family member, friend or neighbor, take your pets with you.
ANIMAL SUPPLIES CHECKLIST:FOOD
- Two Week Supply
- Manual Can Opener
- Two Week Supply
- For food and water that attach to cage
- Large enough for pet(s) to stand and turn around in.
- Each pet in separate crate.
- Collar, Tag, and Leash
- Microchips (Registered with national database)
- Current photo of every pet WITH OWNER
PET FIRST AID KIT
- First Aid Guide Book
- Roller Bandages
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Medical Records (stored in waterproof container or plastic zip bag)
CAT LITTER AND LITTER BOX
- Litter Scooper
- Paper Towels
- Plastic Trash Bags
- Hand Sanitizer
- "Quick Bath" wipes
- Plastic poop bags
BEFORE A Hurricane Approaches:
|Disaster kits and emergency supplies should be ready prior to hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, preparations should focus on securing your home and property.|
• Protect the areas where wind can enter. Secure windows and doors, preferably with permanent, County-approved storm shutters. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8" plywood. You’ll need to cut the boards to fit to have it ready for installation. Tape does NOT prevent windows from breaking.
• Bring in lawn furniture, garbage and recycling carts and other items that are not tied down and could become airborne.
• If you own a boat, use double lines at a marina or consider dry-dock storage.
• Protect your electronics with surge protectors and waterproof coverings.
• Fill prescriptions of emergency medications (consult pharmacist as needed).
• Monitor the storm’s progress.
• Visit www.miamidade.gov or call 3-1-1 for updates on County services. Depending on conditions, bus, rail, garbage collection and recycling service, as well as airport and seaport operations, could be affected.
• Preparedness is not expensive. Many disaster kit items such as flashlights & batteries, garbage bags, etc., may be found around your home.
During a Hurricane:
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:
• Monitor your radio or television for weather updates and instructions from public safety officials.
• Stay indoors, preferably in a room with few or no windows.
• Take your emergency kit and disaster supplies with you if you move from room to room.
• If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.
• Use flashlights, not candles or kerosene lamps, as your light source.
• If you lose power, turn off all major appliances.
• Avoid using the phone and do not take a bath or shower during the storm.
• Fight the temptation to go outside during the “eye of the storm.” There’s only a brief period of calm before hurricane force winds return.
• Keep children informed about what’s happening and watch for signs of stress.
• Keep animals in their carriers.