Disaster planners say there is one very important thing most of us forget to do, to be ready for the worst.
We saw after Hurricane Katrina how easy it is for pets to become lost in a disaster.
Of 260,000 pets estimated to have gotten lost in the aftermath of the major hurricane and flooding, only 15,000 were found and reunited with their owners.
The only way to avoid that is to plan ahead of time.
"Just like any other family member, you want to have a disaster kit for your pets that includes food in an airtight, waterproof container and with water, at least 1 gallon per pet per day,for a 3 to 5 day period," said Jim Hamblin, of Butler County Emergency Planning.
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