10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

Disaster planning starts at home and in neighborhoods. It begins with understanding your farm and community's risk for wildfires, storm outbreaks, hurricanes, earthquakes, and chemical mishaps.

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This week, March 2-8, is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. And when you've got 1,200-pound, four-legged dependents to consider, planning in advance for natural disasters and severe weather takes on a whole new meaning. Fear not: We've compiled 10 severe weather resources you can use to prepare your horses and farm for disasters before they even occur.

For more information, visit the "disaster preparation" subtopic on TheHorse.com.

Article: Navigating Natural Disasters with Horses No one wants to envision what might happen to their horses if suddenly faced with a flood, hurricane, tornado, wildfire, earthquake, or other disaster, but in certain parts of the country these devastating events can be a part of life, and horse owners must be ready for them. Read More

Article: 20 Disaster Planning Questions Disaster planning starts at home and in neighborhoods. It begins with understanding your farm and community's risk for wildfires, storm outbreaks, hurricanes, earthquakes, and chemical mishaps. Well-prepared horse owners should be able to answer 20 questions before disaster strikes. Read More

Podcast: Weather Emergencies and Horses Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, discusses dealing with weather disasters when managing horses. Listen Now

Video: Hurricane Preparedness Rebecca McConnico, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, offers advice on planning for natural disasters and the hurricane season when managing horses. Watch Now

Article: Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters Loss of electricity, impassable roads, and breaks in communications can happen in any climate and at any time, but winter is an especially dangerous time to have to deal with natural disasters. Take the time to review farm disaster plans. Planning will help keep family, employees, and horses safe in the event of a weather disaster. Read More

Article: Preparedness is Key to Surviving Tornadoes with Horses In tornado-prone areas, some residents construct storm shelters in order to safely ride out dangerous ordeals. When it comes to protecting horses, however, designing a "tornado-proof" barn is a more complicated matter. That's why preparedness is crucial for helping horses survive potentially life-threatening storms. Read More

Article: Wildfires: When Evacuation is Not an Option Wildfires are a very real threat in many parts of the country and, while owners are able to remove their horses from at-risk areas in some cases, evacuation isn't always an option. How should you handle your farm and animals in these cases? Read More

Article: In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation Massive destructive forces of nature, such as hurricanes floods, and tornadoes can roar into our lives with or without forewarning. Other environmental threats such as drought, oppressive heat, or biting cold move quietly into areas and can linger for months. As horse owners, we must recognize the potential effects of environmental conditions on our animals. Read More

Webcast: Equine Identification: Methods and New Technologies When natural disasters strike, you might be forced to identify your horse, whether he's avoided danger by fleeing the area or if his body's been found in a crumpled barn structure. Learn about the latest equine identification technologies. Watch Now

Free Download: Horse Identification Halter Tags In case of trauma, theft, weather emergency, missing or loose horse, travel, etc., these identification tags will help you be prepared. Vital information on your horse, from its name to your veterinarian’s name and contact information, can be life-saving in emergency situations. Download Now

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