Are your pets disaster ready?
Have an emergency kit packed in advance. Include non-perishable food like dry cat kibble, water in spill proof containers, a cat carrier, litter tray and blankets as well as a first aid kit.
The first aid kit should have gauze swabs, bandages, disinfectant, cotton wool, scissors and a towel to wrap your patient in. Even the most placid animal may react unpredictably when in pain.
Decide where your cats will go if you have to evacuate. You may have family or friends outside the danger zone who would look after them.
If you leave your cats at home leave them in the safest enclosed room in the house, usually the bathroom, with food and water. Leave a notice on the gate or door of the house with your contact details and saying that there are pets inside.