If Pets Are Part Of The Family They Should Be Part Of The Plan
Planning For Severe Storms, SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring
If pets are a part of your family you take care of them each day. If you have a storm plan for your family, did you consider your pet? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests including your pet in storm planning to avoid issues when storms or hurricanes hit.
Make a Plan
If you have a plan in place for you and your pets, you will likely encounter less difficulty, stress and worry when you need to make a decision during an emergency.
THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR PLAN:
¦ Know what to do with your pet during an evacuation . Many public shelters and hotels do not allow
pets inside. Know a safe place where you can take your pets before disasters and emergencies happen.
¦ Develop a buddy system. Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to make sure that someone is
available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so.
¦ Have copies of your pet’s vaccination record, and make sure your pet is microchipped. Keep your address and
phone number up-to-date and include an emergency contact outside of your immediate area.
¦ Keep contact information for your local emergency management office or animal control office and shelters on
hand in case you become separated from your pet.
Calling In Professional Help After The Storm
If you have storm damage like flooding or other water damage call the professionals, SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring 301-530-7400.
It's important to take care of water damage before it becomes a bigger problem, like mold. It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.