Friday, August 29: 1:00 PM EDT–Petfinder is tracking Hurricane Gustav on the WAPT-tv website. Gustav is forecast to hit the U.S. mainland sometime Tuesday morning as a substantial category 3 hurricane. Right now, forecasters are predicting landfall will be the Louisiana coast west of New Orleans, or the coast of Texas.
Quick Tips for Disaster Preparation
– Prepare your disaster plan and review it with all your family members.
– Take photos of your pet with your cell phone. If you and your pet become separated, the pictures will help rescue groups reunite you more easily.
– Have a pet carrier ready for your pet in case of evacuation. You will need a carrier for safe transport in your car and for any public evacuation transportation. Also, emergency shelters will not take pets without carriers. Write the pet’s name and your cell phone number on the top of the carrier, in permanent ink.
– If you do have to evacuate, take your pet with you. We learned from Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Don’t risk your pet’s safety and life.
This blog post will be updated with fresh news and information as we get it.