Not every disaster comes with a warning but some do. Getting that warning early is critical when decisions need to be made concerning the care of animals. Evacuate? Shelter in-place?
Click on the links (in red) listed below to get alerts for early emergency warning and to find helpful information for Animal Emergency Preparedness and Response:
- Local Weather Forecast
- Sign up for Weather Alerts
- Sign up for NJ Emergency Alerts from the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
In addition to helpful tips in emergency preparedness, FEMA offers a multitude of ways to maintain situational awareness during disasters and receive early warnings about events.
The FEMA App (smartphone app for mobile devices) contains disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).
The text message program can be used in two ways:
- To receive regular safety tips for specific disaster types, and
- To search for open shelters and open disaster recovery centers.
To search for open shelters: text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)
Before you go to a shelter, always check with your local emergency management agency for availability & services. Searching for shelters will not add you to a list. Think of it like doing a search on the Internet.
You can also sign up to receive bi-monthly safety tips for a variety of emergency tips.
FEMA utilizes numerous social media accounts as part of their mission to provide information to the public before, during, and after a disaster.
You can sign up to receive notifications when new information is available. With a subscription profile, you automatically receive updates without having to return to the website and check for changes.
Find out which hotels/motels will allow pets by clicking on the links below: