To prepare for flooding make sure your prep your pet for an emergency situation and create a pet plan.
During an emergency, you and your animal companion may be on your own for several days, and your pets will be relying on you to help them through it. Preparing for your pets is just as important as preparing for the human members in your household.
The province is recommending that pet owners make a pet plan:
Make a list of pet-friendly family members and contact numbers for short-term boarding, if necessary. Displaced pet owners can also check with local hotels about their pet policies.
Prepare a pet grab-and-go bag and make sure you have everything you need for your pets for a minimum of three days, including extra supplies depending on the needs of your pet.
Prepare if you are not at home during an emergency. Provide a trusted friend or neighbour with a key and let them know where your pet grab-and-go bag is located.
Be in the know – if you use a kennel or day care, ask if they have an emergency plan. Stay up to date with your pet’s medications, and check with local authorities for information about organizations or resources available during an evacuation.
Practice your plan.
Animals can become disoriented, frightened or aggressive after a disaster. Add a few items to your emergency kit to help calm your pet, such as a towel with your scent on it. You may need thick gloves to help you handle a panicked pet.
Flood waters move fast, so develop a household plan, put together an emergency kit, connect with your neighbours, and learn about the emergency response plan for your area.
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If you face a threatening flood situation, park vehicles away from streams and waterways, move electrical appliances to upper floors, and make sure to anchor fuel supplies. Listen to local officials if you are asked to evacuate.