Category: Emergency Preparedness

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind

In an ideal world, we’d all have a big sealable plastic tub to store and tote our disaster supply kit. It’s durable, it’s water-resistant, and it’s clear so you can tell at a glance what is inside and where. It’s also bulky and somewhat unsightly, and those living in apartments or other small domiciles might […]

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Emergency Preparedness: Plan for your Pets

A Family Disaster Plan needs to take your pets into account. Many of the same guidelines for people apply to pets, but there are a few differences you need to consider in your plans. Your pet needs its own supplies, its own food, its own first-aid kit, and maybe an alternate shelter. Here are some […]

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Emergency Preparedness: Where to Take Fido and/or Felix in an Emergency

As Ike Pigott points out in his post today, many shelters won’t accept pets. I had to evacuate my apartment two blocks south of the World Trade Center on 9/11, and there was no way I was leaving Benny’s predecessor, my wonderful Yellow Lab, Sam, behind. We stayed with friends for a couple of nights […]

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