Protect your family and pets
Posted July 25, 2008
Keep Seniors Safe
Severe weather can be frightening for the elderly. Physical challenges might limit their ability to leave their homes. They are also more prone to cardiac arrest due to stress during hurricane conditions.
Make a list of all their medications with dosage, doctor name and phone number, insurance information, family contact person.
Pack all medications and special medical equipment.
Transport them to a safe shelter.
Protect Your Pets
If your home isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets. They might not be welcome at a shelter, however, so have a plan before there’s a storm. Check out video of some ways to ensure your pet's safety during a storm.
Ask friends or relatives if they can safely shelter your animals.
Make a pet-friendly hotel list.
Make a list of veterinarians and boarding facilities that shelter animals in an emergency.
Make sure your pets have up-to-date ID tags on at all times. Include a cell phone number so if your pet is lost, you can be reached.
There are more resources in the WRAL.com Pets section.