Living in the Dallas area, it's only a matter of time before a tornado touches near and dear to home. And after the devastating touch-down this week, the aftermath is almost overwhelming as communities in Oklahoma pick up the pieces and try to decide how to go forward.
Tornado season is already here but it's always a good idea to take a second look at your personal disaster preparedness. If you do have a disaster plan, prepare and practice it before disaster strikes. And if you're a pet owner, those plans need to include what you will do with your pets.
The main concerns for animals will be preparing a safe area, providing shelter to ride out the storm, and having a source of food and water during and after the tornado warning.
The following tips are a must-read for pet owners as they make these preparations.