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TIPS: Preparedness for Your Pets and Beating the Heat…Ready.gov

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Community members:

Last week we announced the launch of the 2013 National Preparedness Month (NPM) Toolkit and we saw a huge response from you in downloads! If you missed it last week, you can get everything here.

This week, we’re sharing some tips on pet preparedness and ways to stay safe in extreme heat. Read on!

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PREPAREDNESS FOR YOUR PETS

Many of us have a disaster plan for the family but have we included our pets? Make sure your animals stay safe and remain a loving part of your family by taking the steps below:

  • Get a Rescue Alert Sticker—The Rescue Alert Sticker will notify people that pets are inside your home. Place the sticker in a visible spot for a rescue worker to see. Include the types and number of pets in the home, the name of your veterinarian and your veterinarian’s phone number. If you have evacuated, write “EVACUATED” across the sticker.
  • Find a Place for your Pet— Never evacuate without your pets. Make sure you have a predetermined place you and your pets can go in the case of an evacuation because not all Red Cross Facilities allow pets.
  • Pet Emergency Kit— Along with an emergency preparedness kit for your household, it is also a good idea to create one for your pets. Some items to include are: a pet first-aid kit, enough food and water to last 3-7 days and toys to keep your pet occupied.

For more tips, go to: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness/.

EXTREME HEAT

Temperatures are rising across the country and many cities are feeling the heat of 100 degrees or more.

Did you know extreme heat causes more deaths than hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined? Heat related illnesses occur when the body is not able to compensate and properly cool itself. The great news is extreme heat is preventable by following a few tips:

  • Listen to local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperatures.
  • Weather strip doors and windows to keep cool air in.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sunshine with drapes, shades or awnings.
  • Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty.
  • Stay indoors. If you do not have air conditioning, visit a cooling station such as your local library or shopping mall.
  • Wear light weight and light colored clothing with sunscreen to reduce exposure to the sun.
  • Do not leave children or pets in the car unattended at any time.
  • Pace yourself in your outside activities. Reschedule if needed.

For more information on beating the heat visit: http://www.ready.gov/heat.

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Updated: September 4, 2013 — 7:58 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at www.survivalringradio.com will be coming back SOON!

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