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Weather-Related Emergency Plans

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What types of weather-related emergencies do you plan for on your horse facility?

Tornadoes
27%
104
Flooding
23%
88
Hurricanes
16%
63
Mudslides
3%
10
Other (please explain)
32%
123

Total votes cast: 388

Comments & Write-in Answers

Wildfires

3/24/2014 11:10:07 PM

NONE

3/24/2014 6:18:00 PM

Power outages, with out power there is no water.

3/24/2014 5:01:38 PM

Heavy rain

3/24/2014 4:27:30 PM

blizzards

3/24/2014 3:26:33 PM

wild fires

3/24/2014 12:28:13 PM

extreme cold/snow frozen water & blocked driveway

3/24/2014 11:43:20 AM

Wildfire

3/24/2014 11:37:29 AM

We have to plan for forest fires

3/24/2014 9:03:00 AM

plan for snow and ice

3/23/2014 10:08:16 PM

Fire

3/23/2014 4:52:51 PM

Wild fires

3/23/2014 2:07:48 PM

forest fires

3/23/2014 1:01:02 PM

Blizzards with high winds (not a joke)

3/23/2014 11:14:54 AM

fire

3/23/2014 10:59:34 AM

Blizzards

3/23/2014 12:27:27 AM

Wildfires

3/23/2014 12:23:47 AM

Fires.

3/22/2014 10:01:29 PM

power failure with any severe weather including snow

3/22/2014 8:33:34 PM

Earthquakes

3/22/2014 7:58:31 PM

Extreme amounts of snow

3/22/2014 7:31:32 PM

Not weather related, but earthquakes

3/22/2014 7:30:37 PM

Even though we are in the dry SW, flash floods in washes can be devastating to nearby stables

3/22/2014 6:00:29 PM

Forest fires

3/22/2014 2:42:02 PM

Wild Fires

3/22/2014 1:25:30 PM

snow

3/22/2014 12:42:37 PM

Wildfire

3/22/2014 11:54:03 AM

Forest Fire

3/22/2014 11:14:48 AM

Fire. Bad Thunderstorm

3/22/2014 9:40:08 AM

Forest fires.

3/22/2014 1:46:11 AM

Fires

3/21/2014 10:23:10 PM

I love this area of S Carolina; too far for hurricanes, no mudslides, few tornadoes, just fire ants

3/21/2014 10:20:57 PM

mountain rider = mud slides

3/21/2014 10:00:57 PM

Fires and disasters which cut us off from hay delivery

3/21/2014 9:13:57 PM

Ice storms

3/21/2014 8:55:39 PM

It's what I get for living in tornado alley...

3/21/2014 8:54:33 PM

snow storms

3/21/2014 8:46:46 PM

High winds and loss of power, which means no water from wells.

3/21/2014 7:50:04 PM

Wildfires in sage brush country

3/21/2014 7:41:24 PM

wildfires caused by refusal of US Fish and Wildlife to mow the Oxbow.

3/21/2014 6:55:08 PM

Summer wildfires

3/21/2014 5:21:12 PM

Drougth

3/21/2014 4:48:29 PM

power failures

3/21/2014 4:13:50 PM

power outages-usually from blizzards, rarely happen, but water has to be available no matter what.

3/21/2014 3:22:50 PM

Power outages

3/21/2014 2:25:31 PM

Muddy fields

3/21/2014 1:37:08 PM

Fire.

3/21/2014 1:12:43 PM

Blizzards

3/21/2014 10:40:33 AM

Fire also

3/21/2014 9:29:58 AM

Brushfire

3/21/2014 8:27:45 AM

...and blizzards

3/21/2014 8:07:28 AM

Wildland Fire!

3/20/2014 11:43:53 PM

Fire

3/20/2014 10:58:00 PM

forest fires

3/20/2014 10:18:38 PM

Fire

3/20/2014 10:12:19 PM

Blizzards

3/20/2014 9:30:45 PM

Fire

3/20/2014 7:24:02 PM

Blizzards in addition to tornadoes & flooding.

3/20/2014 6:40:08 PM

Wind knocking trees over also

3/20/2014 5:37:01 PM

Fire

3/20/2014 5:20:32 PM

fire

3/20/2014 5:02:04 PM

mud, frozen gates

3/20/2014 5:00:08 PM

Florida, lots of weather, good, bad & the ugly. Our horses are chipped & loose in the pastures.

3/20/2014 4:36:26 PM

forest fires/wildfires

3/20/2014 11:22:15 AM

for all of those disasters I have a plan for it

3/20/2014 11:02:38 AM

High winds

3/20/2014 8:36:19 AM

power outages

3/20/2014 3:22:26 AM

Extreme cold

3/19/2014 11:19:39 PM

ice storms, power outages

3/19/2014 10:42:17 PM

As we are in a mountaneous, wooden area all of the horse people in the neighborhood have devised eva

3/19/2014 9:10:04 PM

Snow load on barn roofs and ice treatment to improve traction on paths in the barn are. Also heating

3/19/2014 8:43:41 PM

Extreme cold and snow

3/19/2014 8:01:21 PM

Fire We live in rural area which is very dry because of drought in Texas.

3/19/2014 7:11:25 PM

Blizzards

3/19/2014 6:59:45 PM

Fire.

3/19/2014 6:38:59 PM

Wildfire

3/19/2014 6:14:26 PM

Lightning which causes fires in the forest.

3/19/2014 6:05:29 PM

wind storms are abput the worst week get around here in Astoria, or.

3/19/2014 6:00:59 PM

My boarding stable is in an area that does not have any of these problems.

3/19/2014 4:35:14 PM

wild fires

3/19/2014 4:31:46 PM

fire from dry brush land near by. When it is windy the treat increases

3/19/2014 4:31:39 PM

wild land fires

3/19/2014 4:29:40 PM

High winds, cold weather and snow

3/19/2014 4:21:26 PM

Hail!

3/19/2014 3:56:52 PM

drought

3/19/2014 3:09:59 PM

We also have plans in place for wild fires and extreme cold and snow

3/19/2014 1:41:48 PM

Fire, we have recently moved to a place that has lot of wild fires

3/19/2014 12:52:53 PM

Power outages...on well water, need to prep & have plenty in containers

3/19/2014 11:41:54 AM

Fire

3/19/2014 11:34:14 AM

Must have some place else to house the horses, and find hay.

3/19/2014 11:31:10 AM

We have to plan for fire evacuations here in the West.

3/19/2014 11:21:56 AM

Horses are always loose in the pasture. Not much else you can do when a tornado drops in the area.

3/19/2014 10:52:43 AM

Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 monster, really made me appreciate nature's power!

3/19/2014 9:10:52 AM

fire

3/19/2014 6:37:31 AM

Snow storms

3/19/2014 3:04:57 AM

Bushfires

3/19/2014 12:40:18 AM

Afraid of fires although we've never had one. We are not in a flood zone but. got flooded 2013

3/18/2014 11:52:25 PM

Hail....

3/18/2014 10:19:18 PM

Wildfires. I'm surprised this wasn't on the list!

3/18/2014 10:07:41 PM

The rare but debilitating Southern Snow Storm

3/18/2014 9:38:18 PM

major blizzards especially in spring

3/18/2014 9:03:05 PM

In SE Tx we have an evacuation plan for hurricanes & wildfires.

3/18/2014 8:51:13 PM

Fire

3/18/2014 6:59:36 PM

Wildfire

3/18/2014 6:40:54 PM

Drought

3/18/2014 5:59:01 PM

Other: fires

3/18/2014 5:44:06 PM

Cold wet and windy

3/18/2014 5:32:50 PM

Wildfires

3/18/2014 5:31:07 PM

Fire

3/18/2014 5:29:01 PM

ice storms

3/18/2014 5:21:52 PM

drought related brushfire - a threat every summer

3/18/2014 5:20:43 PM

blizzard snow storms

3/18/2014 5:06:01 PM

power outages

3/18/2014 4:53:31 PM

snowstorms

3/18/2014 4:48:11 PM

Tornadoes-we get one once in awhile.

3/18/2014 4:43:09 PM

Wildfire. We live in the high desert.

3/18/2014 4:42:40 PM

blizzards/heavy snow

3/18/2014 4:21:22 PM

snowstorms

3/18/2014 3:48:28 PM

Zombies

3/18/2014 3:03:31 PM

Flooding and wild fire.

3/18/2014 1:44:17 PM

Fire, we had two of the largest fires in Colorado in the last two years

3/18/2014 1:14:10 PM

Tornadoes-Can't do much except leave the horses out weather pemitting, avoiding being trapped inbarn

3/18/2014 12:54:48 PM

Fire

3/18/2014 11:41:01 AM

Wind-driven wildfires.

3/18/2014 11:23:58 AM

Ice storms

3/18/2014 11:06:59 AM

Fire

3/18/2014 8:56:03 AM

My horse has ID/contact information attached to him when tornadoes are forecast.

3/18/2014 8:36:58 AM

AZ desert, biggest concern is the excessive heat along w/occasional heavy rains in summer.

3/18/2014 2:08:50 AM

heavy rain and windstorms

3/18/2014 1:51:09 AM

Fire

3/18/2014 12:44:24 AM