Determine what to do with pets
Yobab/Shutterstock Not all emergency shelters will accept pets through their doors so it’s important to have a plan for your pets. Before storm season arrives, locate shelters that allow pets and contact them. Keep a picture of your pet if it gets lost or have them microchipped if you haven’t already. Try these tips for keeping your pet safe during a natural disaster.
Elevate furniture, if there’s time
Africa Studio/Shutterstock If there is time before the storm hits your area, it’s a good idea to move furniture to higher ground, but only if you have time. There are certainly far more pressing tasks in a time of crisis.
Keep flashlights and extra batteries in dry areas
nevodka/Shutterstock Store them in containers to make sure they will work if need be. Better yet, make a flashlight glow in the dark so it’s easy to locate. Next, try these ways that you can help after a natural disaster (hint: it’s rarely donating clothes).