Dangerous Weather - Evacuation Plans
Well, I guess it's that time of year. I just turned on the tv, only to find out our county is in a tornado watch. Last spring, while home alone in our old house, and hubby out of town, we had a tornado pass not to far from our home. It was very scary, and it just gave me a better sense of what terrible things can happen to people.
When we raised alpacas, not only did we have an evacuation plan for us, but we had a complete evacuation plan for our livestock business (alpacas). We knew how, when, and where we would evacuate to, and had a kit of items ready to take at a moments notice. Lets discuss both senerios.
One. You know you are in the direct path of very dangerous weather or a dangerous situation of some sort, how and what would you do to make sure you, your family, and your animals are safe. I know some of you have more than just kitties, so share those details also if you like.
Two. Bad weather...or things like fire also, happen unexpectedly, and without warning. What would you do? Moments go by very quickly in situations like this. Do you have things set in locations where you can just grab them and go. What about your animals? Do you have safety situations set up for them in a case such as this? Ie: Kittie carriers set in specific close to the door locations. I know you can never really know what and how things will happen in cases like that, but this might be a good opporunity to discuss and make plans.
I have to admitt, being still new to this area, this isn't something we've put together yet. And I'm looking forward to some of your ideas.