Pets and animals

Pets are an important part of the family.

It is important to consider your pets when planning for storms including:

  • Pet safety during storms
  • What you will do with pets if you are required to evacuate or leave your property including moving pets safely

Include in your Home Emergency Plan what you will do with your pets before, during and after storms. Your pets are reliant on you during storms and can be scared by lightning, thunder and heavy rain. It is suggested that where possible, owners consider bringing pets inside before a storm to prevent them running away.

The NSW SES has developed a StormSafe Pets Fact Sheet for more information on looking after your pets during storms.

Related Documents StormSafe Pets Fact Sheet

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