When Protecting Your Family
To ensure family safety during hurricane season, take precautions and keep things in order.
Designate a family meeting place with a clear address and easy accessibility. Establish an emergency contact to reach in the event that your family is separated.
Store copies of important documents. Store a copy of your homeowners insurance, flood insurance, and photos of personal belongings which will be necessary to file an incident report under insurance.
When Protecting Your Pets
Too many of us, pets are more than animals; they are family. In order to protect your pets during a hurricane, take precautions and make arrangements in the event of a disaster.
Before a hurricane strikes:
Develop an emergency plan. Contact local shelters, kennels and veterinary clinics to establish a safe location for storing your pets. Do you have an exotic pet? Contact your local zoo or other animal parks and services for special instructions. Some shelters that open during severe weather in Volusia County accept pets; find out where they are and make a note. Visit www.volusia.org/storm for details.