Katrina Revisited: 12 Years Later, Are You Disaster-Ready for #HurricaneHarvey

As Hurricane Harvey barrels down upon the Gulf coast, our prayers are with those in the path of the storm. Please tell me you’re disaster ready, both you and your pets!

homeless dog looking at residential tornado destruction. Motion blur on his tail. Focus on back side or tail end of dog.

ARE YOU DISASTER READY FOR HURRICANE HARVEY?

Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Two years ago, I published this post and with Hurricane Harvey today threatening Texas and beyond, it’s important to share this information again. The ASPCA says that in addition to killing nearly 2,000 people, the Katrina disaster left 600,000 pets deceased or homeless.

Almost half (44%) of the people who refused to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina said they did so because they felt they could not bring their animals with them. Can you blame them? I couldn’t leave Magic, Karma or Seren behind!

Today, there are many more resources available. Pack up your pets and GET OUT OF DODGE before the winds and wet cause tragedy.

Wall dilapidated house with a cat watching

Despite the Katrina tragedy, the ASPCA also says that polls still show that 35% of pet owners still don’t have plans in place for the next big storm. Whether you’re in the path of a hurricane, wildfire, tornado, flash flood or any other disaster, we OWE IT TO OUR PETS to get prepared. Check out the infographic, below, for some easy tips.

It’s been 12 years since Hurricane Katrina. Are your pets safer? DOWNLOAD THE DISASTER PREP AP HERE!

Please share this with those who need the information. And pray–pray that the forecasts are wrong for once, and we don’t have a repeat of the Katrina disaster.

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