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Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
If you have asthma, natural disasters could affect your health in unexpected ways. Chronic medical conditions like asthma can become worse when wildfires, tornadoes, severe flooding or earthquakes occur. Asthma flare-ups during a disaster can happen because of: Allergens in the air (pollen, mold, etc.) Irritants in the air (dust, smoke) Losing access to your treatments due to evacuation Strong emotions (fear, anxiety) Now is a good time to create a disaster planning kit with your asthma in...
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Darlene N ·
A note for those with pets, if you are forced to evacuate: Take them with you - you may not have a chance to get back Take their rabies certificate and other medical records, microchip records Have a picture in case you get separated Have an extra leash and collar Pet-friendly shelters may not have (enough) cages, so bring one if you can
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Kathy P ·
Great tips Darlene. Thanks for sharing!
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K8sMom2002 ·
Darlene, sounds like you've really thought things through. Have you ever been in an evacuation situation? What other tips can you share with us?
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Jen ·
Hi Darlene, Welcome to AAFA. Thanks for sharing that information. Have you found that there are many pet-friendly shelters?
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Darlene N ·
Hi all - Thanks for the compliments. I have not had to evacuate, thank goodness! I have a friend in Florida who had to evacuate recently. As soon as she knew a potential evacuation was coming found a hotel in a safe area that would accept her animals and always has emergency kits packed for her, her mom and her animals. I find that more and more emergency shelters are accepting pets, at least in the Northeast. Many states have disaster response teams specifically devoted to animals who...
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LyndaM ·
Thank you for sharing, Darlene!
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