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 Making plans for pets during a disaster
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In 2015, Lake County Emergency Management officials announced that all nine of the county’s emergency shelters are pet-friendly. 
“We are aware of how important pets are to many of our citizens, so we are thrilled to have worked with the Lake County Sheriff and the School Board to ensure people can bring their pets with them during emergencies,” said Tommy Carpenter, Manager of Lake County Emergency Management. “It is important to know that all pets arriving to county shelters will need to be crated and owners must bring their animal’s vaccination records along with food and water.”
Shelter locations include Astatula Elementary, Leesburg Elementary, Lost Lake Elementary, Mascotte Elementary, Round Lake Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, Treadway Elementary, Umatilla Elementary and The Villages Elementary.
Before any emergency, citizens should be aware of these basic tips:
• Have a family disaster plan and communication plan.
• Know your risk and if you need to evacuate.
• Prepare a disaster supply kit. Visit www.ready.gov for details on what should go inside.
• Purchase a battery-powered NOAA weather radio.
• Sign up to receive local media weather text alerts.
• Keep important documents in a water-proof container.
• Have cash on hand.

To find out more, call The Lake County Emergency Management Division at 352-343-9420 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_safety/emergency_management. For the most up-to-date information during an emergency, follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.

  1. Astatula Elementary
    13925 Florida Ave, Astatula
  2. Leesburg Elementary
    2229 South St, Leesburg
  3. Lost Lake Elementary
    1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont
  4. Mascotte Elementary
    460 Midway Ave, Mascotte
  5. Round Lake Elementary
    31333 Round Lake Road, Mount Dora
  6. Spring Creek Elementary
    44440 Spring Creek Road, Paisley
  7. Treadway Elementary
    10619 Treadway School Road, Leesburg
  8. Umatilla Elementary
    401 Lake St, Umatilla
  9. Villages Elementary
    695 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake
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