Disaster Planning Resources for Pet Owners
Animal Medical of Chesapeake's Dr. Carrico is an active member of our local Chesapeake CART. She & CART have been instrumental in making sure there is a Pet Shelter set up whenever Chesapeake determines an evacuation shelter is needed and set up for Humans. Luckily we have been fortunate and have not sustained a direct 'hit' in the past few years; but this shelter has been set up twice so far.
Get the entire family involved in Disaster Planning! Here are some links that can help with educating yourself (& your children about how they can help - and feel less frightened) when a disaster is anticipated.
Be a Hero! kit
Pet Friendly Motels
Natural Hazard Concerns in Virginia
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Know your Hurricane Zone!
Chesapeake Storm Surge Map
Chesapeake Community Animal Response Team (CART)
Virginia Hurricane Storm Surge Tool
Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Routes
If you Choose NOT to Evacuate
Pet & Animal Emergency Planning
Pet Emergency Contact Card
Equine Disaster Response Planning Resources
Create an Emergency Communication Plan
Preparedness Planning for Military Families
FEMA Disaster Assistance
Infographic on Hurricane Preparedness
Infographic on Winter Weather Preparedness