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BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. * WHERE...Southwest Suffolk and Northwest Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blizzard conditions are expected Saturday morning into early Saturday afternoon. White out conditions are likely at times.

SCSPCA: Have a Plan in Place for Yourself and Your Pets in the Event of a Storm

LongIsland.com

The National Weather Service has issued a warning for high winds with gusts up to 60 to 70 mph which can cause power outages and flooding for coastline communities.

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Suffolk County, NY - January 22, 2017  - The National Weather Service has issued a warning for high winds with gusts up to 60 to 70 mph which can cause power outages and flooding for coastline communities. Fierce winds can cause downed trees and power lines. The Suffolk County SPCA suggests proper planning in the event of any possible threat to Long Island. Your pets are part of your family and planning for them is important.

Help your animal stay safe!  Your pet counts on you.  Have a plan in place.

Prepare for the unexpected.  Be ready to evacuate if necessary.  Have essential supplies ready to "grab and go." Know where to find temporary housing for you and your pet.

 

Make sure that your pet can be identified.  Your pet should always wear his or her ID collar and rabies tag.

 

In the event that you must evacuate, take care of your pet.  Never leave your pet behind.  He/she may become lost, injured-or worse.  Leaving you pet outside can jeopardize your pets.  Please bring them inside!

 

Have a plan in advance:

Consider friends and relatives outside your local area. 

Check for Pet Friendly Shelters. 

Pet Friendly Shelters in Suffolk County

Hotels and motels that allow pets. 

Petswelcome.com has a listing of pet-friendly options.

 

Create a pet emergency supply kit.

Pack basic supplies including food, medication, flashlight, food and water bowls, can opener, cage or carrier, extra collar, litter box, plastic trash bags, wee wee pads.
 

Bring important records including recent photo of your with our pet, contact information, microchip information.


In the case of severe damage to your home, one must consider a long-term plan. Consider family or friends who live outside of the local area.


Remember, be informed and ready to act in the event of a disaster.