Last Minute Evacuation Checklist
  • 1 flashlight per person with extra batteries
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Clothing - rain gear and sturdy shoes
  • Prescription and emergency medication
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Credit cards, cash, and personal identification
  • Waterproofed personal documents
  • Special items for babies and elderly family members
  • Keys
Pet Checklist
  • Identification tags, important records, and current photo for identification if necessary
  • Crate or carrier, muzzle, and leash
  • Food, water, and necessary medication
  • A few toys to reduce stress
Due to health regulations and other considerations, pets are not allowed in evacuation shelters with the exception of service animals.

Plan for your Pet
  • Don't leave your pet at home
  • Check with your local animal shelter about policies and availability
  • Ask a friend or family member who lives in a secure area to care for your pet in an emergency
  • Make sure your pet is wearing up-to-date identification tags at all times with multiple contact numbers
  • Prepare written instructions on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and contact information for your veterinarian in case you need to board your animal
  • Stock up on food and water