Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

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October 26, 2012
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As of Friday, October 26th, Hurricane Sandy–the 19th named storm, and 10th hurricane so far this year–is barreling up the east coast and predicted to make landfall on Monday/Tuesday morning somewhere between the Chesapeake Bay to the south and New York’s Long Island to the north. With 38 lives already lost in the Caribbean, Sandy, now a Category 1 storm, is not to be taken lightly. In addition, forecasters predict a rare mix of three huge weather systems, including a wintry storm coming from the west and frigid air streaming south from Canada.

With winds of 75 mph, the storm is currently moving parallel to the coast at approximately 7 mph. Emergency officials up and down the eastern seaboard are warning people to be prepared. If you haven’t already started taking precautions, now is the time to get ready. Keep track of the storm using one of the many storm trackers on the internet including the one on petswelcome’s own site at http://www.petswelcome.com/wp/h-e-l-p-for-people-and-pets. You should also review the CASEY (Caring for Animals Safety in Emergency during the Year) Plan, drawn up by the Disaster Response Team of the Humane Society of the United States to help you make informed decisions regarding your pet when storms, or any other emergencies, threaten your area.

Don't wait until the last minute. Be prepared.

Finally, if evacuation is necessary and you need to find a place to stay with your pet, use our Search by Route feature to plan an escape route. It will give you directions to your destination along with pet-friendly lodgings along the way.

Above all, be safe and be sure to take care of every member of your family, including the 4-legged ones. In times of emergency, it’s the most helpless among us that need special attention and consideration.

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