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Disasters, whether manmade or natural, are happening all the time. Amid the chaos of response and evacuation, every second counts. Our Disaster Preparedness materials prepare first responders and community members to prevent, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from a disaster.

Please contact Dr. Mandy Arens, Program Manager for Outreach and Training, if you would like to download a copy of these materials. We can also work with you to customize and develop new materials to meet your training goals.

The pdfs below are booklets containing critical information on how to prepare, respond, and recover in the event of a flood disaster.

Below are additional recommended resources for disaster preparedness.

Disaster Preparedness Brochure
View WIFSS brochure on animals in disaster and food security preparedness.

Ranch Emergency Checklist
Test your emergency preparedness against this checklist.

Below are additional recommended resources for disaster preparedness.

Animal Evacuation and Transportation – National Best Practices
Document for emergency planners and animal relief groups.

California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES)
A short video explaining what CARES is and why it’s important.

Center for Equine Health – When Disaster Strikes
Several tips on horse handling/care in an emergency.

Dairy Emergency Checklist
Emergency response and animal care plan for dairy and feed lot facilities.

DANR Guide to Disaster Preparedness
When disasters strike, animals as well as people need to be safely relocated.

Food Safety During Power Outages
What consumers need to know about food and water safety during hurricanes and floods.

Saving the Whole Family
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed this booklet to help you avoid having to leave your animals stranded in the event of a disaster or an evacuation.

Small Animal Evacuation Plan
Preparing your pets for emergencies. Get ready now.

Wildfires, Smoke, and Livestock
General guidelines on the effects of fire and smoke on livestock.

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