The Federal Emergency Management Agency advises those planning to evacuate make a plan on where you will go with your pets. "Many hotels or shelters may not allow pets."
Click here to search for pet-friendly locations for hurricane evacuations.
As for what to pack, FEMA suggests:
- A pet carrier, cage or crate
- Leash and collar or harness for each pet
- Muzzle since anxiety and stress can cause a pet to bite
- Medical records
- Up-to-date identification tags on your pet's collar
- Proof of ownership like a picture of yourself with your pet
- Week's worth of food and water for each pet
- Pet bowls, spoon, can opener
- Cleanup supplies including kitty litter and pan and bags to get rid of waste
- Comfort items like pet toys, bedding and treats
For more on how to evacuate with a pet or larger animals, click here.
The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team has developed a pet disaster plan kit. In addition to the items above, the group suggests a pet first aid kid, written instructions including feeding schedules, medical conditions and behavior issues, People magazine reported.