March 19, 2011

Weather Disasters -- Are You and Your Pets Prepared?


If a major disaster befalls your area, it likely will be several days at minimum before vital services are restored. In the recent Japanese earthquake many tsunami victims were trapped in traffic jams trying to evacuate. Roads not only become parking lots as people evacuate prior to the event, they often are impassable afterward -- damaged, blocked by live wires and fallen trees, or dangerously chaotic with no working traffic signals.

Central water can be polluted, electricity knocked out, phone lines downed and cell phone service overwhelmed. When the supply trucks can't make it in, food and gas shortages arise and the ports can even be closed. Curfews are imposed. Flooding creates life-threatening sanitation issues. Also remember the disaster happened to your local emergency crews as well.

We have gone through this nightmare several times after hurricanes--mild compared to Haiti or Japan--and the first time were not as well-prepared as we might have been. www.72hours.org is a San-Francisco based web-site that will help you to prepare yourself, as well as any pets, elderly, and children in your house, for an emergency. You can also learn what to do in response to a specific disaster, like a tsunami, earthquake, terror attack, evacuation, contagious disease and more.

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Posted by Super Cool Pets Staff at March 19, 2011 3:13 AM

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