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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

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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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

Kathy P ·
Great tips Darlene. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

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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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

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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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

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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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

LyndaM ·
Thank you for sharing, Darlene!
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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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Asthma Is Responsible for 2 Million Emergency Room Visits Each Year

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma is the third-leading cause of hospital stays in children. Hospitalizations among children are higher during Asthma Peak Week in September when children return to school and are exposed to more asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory infections.
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