Tropical Storm Arthur

The first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season formed today from a tropical depression off the east coast of Florida. This storm may be affecting the eastern U.S. for the next several days.
If you live in an area that may be affected by Tropical Storm Arthur, closely monitor the weather for updates and alerts about the approaching storm and follow the directions of state, tribal and local officials. Prepare for the storm by reviewing your emergency plan and locating your emergency kit and supplies. Remember your pets and animals as you prepare. The AVMA’s Hurricane Preparedness Page has information and resources on hurricane preparedness and response.
Check out the American Red Cross’ Hurricane App available for iphone or Android.Tropical Storm Arthur and the recent severe weather across the midwest are reminders of the importance of being prepared for severe weather and other hazards. Take some time to review and update your emergency plan. If you don’t have a plan, now is a great time to start making a plan. The AVMA’s Saving the Whole Family brochure has information on creating a disaster preparedness kit for your animals including lists of supplies for an animal emergency kit. It is available on line in English and Spanish.

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