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HURRICANE FLORENCE PREPAREDNESS - THINK AHEAD FOR YOUR PETS

HURRICANE FLORENCE PREPAREDNESS -  THINK AHEAD FOR YOUR PETS

Preparing your pets for hurricaneJust as you prepare your family’s emergency supply kit, you'll want to prepare an emergency kit for your pets. Think first about the basics for survival, most importantly, food and water. Pack enough of everything to last for at least 3 days.  You’ll want to have a picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated from your pet during an emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you in identifying your pet. Include detailed information about species, breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics. 

 

  • Keep at least three days of food in an airtight, waterproof container. 
  • Store at least three days of water specifically for your pets in addition to water you need for yourself and your family. 
  • Keep an extra supply of medicines your pet takes on a regular basis in a waterproof container. 
  • Talk to your veterinarian about what is most appropriate for your pet’s emergency medical needs. Most kits should include cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Include a pet first aid reference book. 
  • Collar with ID tag, harness or leash. Your pet should wear a collar with its rabies tag and identification at all times. Include a backup leash, collar and ID tag in your pet’s emergency supply kit. 
  • CAT IN CARRIERIn addition, place copies of your pet’s registration information, adoption papers, vaccination documents and medical records in a clean plastic bag or waterproof container and also add them to your kit. 
  • If you need to evacuate in an emergency situation take your pets and animals with you. You will want to have a sturdy, safe, comfortable crate or carrier ready for transporting your pet. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down. 
  • Include pet litter and litter box if appropriate, newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach to provide for your pet’s sanitation needs. 
  • Include favorite toys, treats or bedding in your emergency container.

 

You can bleach as a disinfectant (dilute nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to purify water. Use 4-16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented or color safe bleaches, or those with added cleaners.

 

Hurricane preparednessTODAY: Gather contact information for emergency animal treatment. Make a list of contact information and addresses of your veterinarian. 

*Keep one copy of these phone numbers with you and one in your pet’s emergency supply kit. 

 

Put your name, address & phone number on a sticker where you could be reached in an emergency on the pet’s rabies tag if you don’t have an identity. Use permanent market if at all possible. 

 

Stay Informed Know About Forecast: It’s important to stay informed about what might happen and know what types of emergencies are likely to affect your area as well as emergency plans that have been established by your state and local government. For more information about how to prepare, visit www.ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY. 

 

Those who take the time to prepare themselves and their pets will likely encounter less difficulty, stress and worry. Take the time now to get yourself and your pet ready. 

 


 

Arrange a Safe Haven


Arrange a safe haven for your pets in the event of evacuation. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND. Remember, IF IT ISN’T SAFE FOR YOU, IT’S NOT SAFE FOR YOUR PETS. They may become trapped or escape and be exposed to numerous life-threatening hazards. 

 

Not all shelters accept pets, so it is imperative that you have determined where you will bring your pets ahead of time:

  • Contact your veterinarian for a list of preferred boarding kennels and facilities.
  • Ask your local animal shelter if they provide emergency shelter or foster care for pets.
  • Identify hotels or motels outside of your immediate area that accept pets.
  • Ask friends and relatives outside your immediate area if they would be willing to take in your pet.

 


 

Choose A ”Designated Caregiver”

 

Consider someone who lives close to your home. He or she should be someone who is generally home during the day while you are at work or has easy access to your home. A set of keys should be given to this trusted individual. This may work well with neighbors who have pets of their own—you may even swap responsibilities, depending upon who has accessibility.

When selecting a permanent caregiver, you’ll need to consider other criteria. This is a person to whom you are entrusting the care of your pet in the event that something should happen to you. When selecting this “foster parent,” consider people who have met your pet and have successful cared for animals in the past. Be sure to discuss your expectations at length with a permanent caregiver, so he or she understands the responsibility of caring for your pet.

 


 

 

Dog Fears

Is your dog fearful of thunderstorms? Order this audio book.

 

With this storm on the horizon and likely to last for several days, if your dog has a fear of thunderstorms, you may want to get a jump on reading (or listening) to this great find.

 

Learn how to manage, reduce or completely eliminate fears that your pet faces with each and every rough weather storm. 

 


 

HURRICANE FLORENCE PREPAREDNESS -  THINK AHEAD FOR YOUR PETS24/7 Emergency Information

  • 911 for all life-threatening emergencies
  • 211 for information on shelters, evacuation routes, storm clean-up, volunteer needs and locating food and water.  
  • 511 for road closures.
  • Coast Guard search and rescue: (757) 398-6700.
  • Download the app, GasBuddy or visit gasbuddy.com to locate available gas in your area.
  • For shelter locations, call (888) 892-1162 or visit redcross.org.
  • For lost or missing pets, call (704) 336-7600
  • No problems at your home and would like to volunteer? Visit nvoad.org.

 

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Comment balloon 60 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • September 13 2018 04:00AM

Comments

Deb, so much great information being about being ready for a hurricane, great article.

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) 10 days ago

Morning Debe.

Our annual company get together is scheduled for Wilmington on October 2nd.  I don't think it will happen.  I sure hope and pray there is no loss of life

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 10 days ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS,

What a wonderful post to help so many plan and execute their strategy to be prepared to battle Hurricane Florence. You are right you must take time and yourself and pet ready! We are all sending many prayers and virtual hugs your way.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 10 days ago

Good morning Debe. A great reminder of the responsibility of having a pet! Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 10 days ago

Pets are such an important part of the family..they deserve special attention at at time when explaining the confusion is not what they understand and comfort is what they need.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 10 days ago

Good morning Debe.  Great advice for all pet owners in the path of this storm.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 10 days ago

Perfect post Debe Maxwell, CRS for all those pet owners. I will keep praying for you all.

Posted by Abby Stiller, Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida (Premier Realty Homes of SWFL) 10 days ago

Good morning Debe. I am so glad you posted this today. We share a real love for our pets and would or could never leave them behind. Great job.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 10 days ago

I hope that everyone is prepared for the worst and that it won't actually be all that bad.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 10 days ago

Debe, it is so difficult for many with pets in the path of the Hurricane...a great read & so helpful...hopefully you too stay safe.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) 10 days ago

Debe as I commented on another blog, as scary as this storm can be for us two legged folk, it can be as scary for our four legged friends.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 10 days ago

Outstanding post Debe Maxwell, CRS no one should be forgetting their 4-legged friends during an emergency.  Fortunately, there has been plenty of warning given of the hurricane...but these are great steps to follow for pet owners anytime "just in case".

Stay safe my friend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 10 days ago

Thank you so much, Steven Nickens! We're both going through some prep and the unknown is just not fun, is it?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Debe- this is some of the most thorough information for caring for our pets that I've read. Yes to anyone out there, please do NOT just leave your pets in your home if you have to evacuate. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 10 days ago

Yes, they are already experiencing some major storm surges and power outages there, James Dray. I'm so sad for them. Today, we had the calm before the storm - a gorgeous day in Charlotte, for which we were ever so thankful!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Thank you so much, Kathy Streib! It's been a crazy week getting prepared, for SURE! And, yes, the pets are at the top of our evacuation/safety list. They depend on us to protect them and that we shall do to the absolute best of our ability.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Thank you so much, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR! We are preparing for the worst and hoping and praying for the best!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

They are out babies, Wayne Martin! We are here to be their protectors and that we will do!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

SO well said, Sally K. & David L. Hanson! They are our family, indeed and we will be here for them!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Thank you, Gabe Sanders! We are trying to spread the word. We take so many 'normal' activities for granted and really do have to stop and think...and PREPARE!   

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Thank you so much, sweet Abby Stiller! Keep the prayers coming and know that we are joining you - especially for those on the coast that are already getting hammered.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Yes we do, Sheila Anderson! I can't live without my fur babies and I would never LEAVE without them either. I'm so shocked that it does happen during catastrophes and I can't bear the thought of that happening here...or anywhere - with proper preparation.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

With the category being downgraded, I'm afraid it's going to be worse for those of us inland, Brian England. We're projected to have nearly a foot of water dumped on us over the course of 4 days. UGH!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

I'm doing everything I can to prepare, Ginny Gorman...for my pets, my hubby and me. We shall see if we're as prepared as we think we are!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Oh, yes, absolutely George Souto. SO many of them are fearful of thunder and lightening and really do count on us just for comfort. Now, we have to think beyond that and plan to care for their every need during a horrible storm. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Thank you, sweetie! You know I'm doing everything I can to prep our home, our emergency kits and our fur babies, for SURE! They are our family and count on us for their every need - especially during a 'crisis.' 

Lisa Von Domek 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Pets are many people's children and that means there needs to be planning and preparation. Storms also upset pets and moving from their homes can get them all shook up and give them anxiety.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 10 days ago

Debe, you amaze me with this post, I am here because of Debbie Reynolds  reblog, the last thing I would have expected you to be is on this platform, getting your house your family and pets ready and you still made time for this post, YOU are Amazing, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 9 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS -Oh dear, Charlotte is in the news these days. Florence be gone! Be safe! 

Thinking of you and all the people who may be impacted. you're all in my thoughts and prayers. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 9 days ago

Good morning again Debe. This should have been featured. I came back to see it wasn't. :( I hope you are safe.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 days ago

Hello Debe, If it okay, I want to re-blog this right now to help others see what to do!  Thanks.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 9 days ago

Hi Debe. What a ton of information for preparing our pets. I pray that you and your family will be safe and sound with what's coming your way. 

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) 9 days ago

Thanks for the post about pet safety during storms, Debe. Please check in with us when you can. I want to be sure you and your family are safe.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 9 days ago

Hi Debe, I do hope people and their pets are safe and prepare accordingly due to their local warnings. Great info for all the pet owners and lovers.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) 9 days ago

How are you guys doing Debe?  Hopefully you will keep power, thinking about you and Ray.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 8 days ago

We're a bit windy right now, Tammy Lankford, and a little sideways rain. I'm really dreading tomorrow but, just keep praying that ole Flo peters out. I'll be honest, I'm a little afraid of what we'll wake up to - so, of course, I don't want to go to bed!

OH PLEASE, PLEASE PETER OUT, FLO...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

I agree, Debbie Reynolds! They put 100% trust in us to protect them...and that, we shall do! Thank you so much for the re-blog again, Debbie. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Okay, brother, you're making me blush! Seriously, I have been a woman on a mission this week and somehow, some way, managed to get more done than I typically get done in a month...unless is spring selling season! LOL

I'm here to keep my mind off of what is going on all around me, Endre Barath, Jr.! I can't sleep right now either so, I may as well write...and play in the Rain!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Not the kind of news we wanted to be on either, Patricia Feager! My heart goes out to our family & friends on the coast and we're bracing for tomorrow. Our stately century-old pin oaks are what make our gorgeous city so green and beautiful. I just hope Flo doesn't take too many of them out and if she does, that everyone is out of harms way.

Thank you for your prayers, Patricia - we so appreciate them all! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Well, thank you Sheila Anderson! If you had anything to do with having it featured so that more pet owners could read it and be prepared, THANK YOU!

Enjoy your weekend...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Will Hamm - You never have to ask me if it's okay if you re-blog - just know, it's ALWAYS okay - especially when it's a blog to help others...and especially our fur babies!

Thank you for the re-blog!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Me too, Jerry Newman and thank you so much!

We're as prepared as one can be with such short notice (okay, 5 days isn't really short notice, is it?!) but, we're hoping that none of that prep was necessary. We'll see what the weekend brings us.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Hi Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty! I will try to post regularly on FB. We'll see how tomorrow goes - that's when we should get the brunt of it. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Thank you, Ellen Caruso! It really took me no time to prepare for the pets - but, when you're in the middle of a disaster, you aren't thinking clearly and preparation is so very important to avoid missing something during a disaster.

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Be safe and Debe  nothing wrong with playing in the Rain aka Active Rain:)))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 8 days ago

I definitely think you will be prepared and I don’t doubt that you know what you’re talking about in every aspect after all you’ve been through! Stay safe and blessed!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 days ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS I was in shock when I heard on the news this morning that rescuers were going after pets who were left behind to fen for themselves after the owners evacuated.... some were chained outside..... that animal doesn't have a chance...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 8 days ago

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr.! It does take my mind off of those mammoth trees in my backyard!

So far, it looks like we're still a few hours out from the brunt of the storm but, over 10K people are already out of power right now, just here in Charlotte. I ventured out last night and there were already some downed trees. It's going to be another 'fun' night!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Hey, Preparedness is next to Godliness, right, Laura Cerrano

Seriously, I'm sure I missed something but, I definitely didn't miss anything where my pets are concerned!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Oh, Barbara Todaro, that makes my heart hurt so bad.  Those owners need to be chained outside and see how they manage. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS it's bad enough to leave them but to chain them to a tree so they CAN'T escape to shelter or to attempt to survive is murder.... those people SHOULD be charged and prosecuted.....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 8 days ago

I agree with you 100%, Barbara Todaro! It IS murder and yes, if people were charged more for this type of violation, I think others would get the message. 

I really don't think that people who would leave a dog chained to a tree should even be allowed to be pet owners - EVER! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

My emergency plan, in a real severe emergency, one in which I have zero time to do anything, like an asteroid is coming, is to stuff all 3 cats into separate pillow cases and skedaddle.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 8 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS Fabulous post. You are quite amazing to prepare for the storm, negotiate and win a multiple offer bid for your buyer, write a pulitzer prize winning featured blog and still take time to answer my call. So glad you are all safe and well prepared.

Later this morning I received a call from Victor ( a Baltimore radio listener thinking about moving to Charlotte) telling me he spoke with you to see if you were safe. 

Oh the power of ActiveRain.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 days ago

Hello Debe ----Stay safe. Stay prepared.   Let's hope for the best.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 days ago

'Skedaddle' - I haven't heard that in years and like you, I would probably do the same thing with my 3 fur babies, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, you are so sweet to write that post and to phone me this morning - how thoughtful! It was great catching up with both you & Victor. We had a 'quiet' day other than a few minutes that the power went out. The wind is strong and it's raining cats & dogs but, so far, all is well!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Indeed, Michael Jacobs! That is exactly what we are doing - we're prepared for the worst and praying for the best!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Thanks a lot, Debe, that was a comprehensive of things to do for our beloved pets in emergency situations!

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 7 days ago

Thank you and you're welcome, John Henry! Thankfully we didn't have to put it to use but, do have some friends who did. It's been a crazy weekend, to say the least.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 days ago

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