Mancat Monday: Tis the Season To Be Prepared

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Thanks for visiting on Mancat Monday gang, I love it when you’re here! Today I want to remind you that it’s time to have your emergency plans in place, really. It doesn’t matter where you live, having a good plan is most important as is practicing your plan so you’ll know what to do when you need to do it.

I know I mention this a few times throughout the year but it’s always worth mentioning. It’s wicked weather season here in the South and we were quickly reminded of that just late last week. The horrible line of thunder boomers that crossed the midwest headed towards us here in the South. We were under Tornado Watches for most of the day and there were a few Tornado Warnings too. Fortunately those storms weakened right when the got to our neck of the woods, but they did reorganize and hit others to the East of us.

We had our Emergency Plan in operation, the cat carriers were brought from upstairs to downstairs, Dad was on weather watch, and we were ready to get in our carriers and go into the center small bathroom. Well, I was ready and Dolly was ready, I think Simon and Seal were more spooked by the presence of the carriers than they were of the storms. We need to practice more with them.

So, it doesn’t matter where you live, it’s always a good idea to have an emergency plan and to practice it frequently. I hope you all have a fun Mancat Monday, I will see you again on Thursday. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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easyweimaraner
20 days ago

we agree… we saw last year how our world changed within days… and to be prepared is the best thing ever…

Memories of Eric and Flynn

Yes, we need to be prepared for all eventualities. I hope those tornados keep their distance.

Madsnapper
Madsnapper
20 days ago

Your post is so appropriate because here in Florida it’s about to start the hurricane season and we have to always have a plan in place we have to have supplies we have to know where we’re going to go and what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it. And I think in most places there’s always something that you have to Fred over whether it be tornadoes fire hurricanes everybody has something to prepare for

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
20 days ago
Reply to  Madsnapper

when I lived in Fl. (Melbourne and Palm Bay) we were possibly foolish. We depended on the home construction. So many, ours included were made of block and covered with stucco. Very very sturdy and the jalousies seemed impervious though we knew they weren’t. I wonder if wood homes are still a rarity? Termites and rot were a concern then.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
20 days ago
Reply to  Katie Isabella

Loved terrazzo floors, and wish I still had them.

angiesrecipes
20 days ago

Couldn’t agree with you more! Luckily, my cats ain’t nervous of carrier as I always leave it next to the sofa. One of my cats loves to sleep in it.

Madison
20 days ago

We had some tornado warnings last week here too, but nothing happened besides heavy rain and some hail. Good reminder.

Cathy Kennedy
20 days ago

Brian,

We get some twisters here, but thankfully it doesn’t often. However those horrible thunderstorms are frequently common when the seasons change. I don’t like the heavy rains that often comes with thunder and lightening.I have flashbacks to 1977 when I was a teenager in southern WV and our county was hit hard with flash floods. Very scary! Stay safe and dry!

Sandee
20 days ago

Excellent advice. We have emergency plans too. We live in earthquake country. Not a fun thing either.

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Derry and the biped
20 days ago

Good advice, Brian, though humans as a species tend to be short-sighted and short of memory too (forgetting/ignoring things that have happened in the past…like pandemics).

Stay safe and well and have a good week!

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
20 days ago

You guys and us here have the same weather. We are in the Dixie Alley tornado path. We get the torrential never ending rains too and flooding. 🙁

stevebethere
20 days ago

It’s true you do need to be prepared I can tell you are by that LQQK on your face heheh!

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Diane
Diane
20 days ago

It’s frightening to have to prepare for weather-events. We had a tornado in our area around 7 years ago but, fortunately our town was spared.

The Florida Furkids
20 days ago

We agree….it’s best to be prepared!!

The Florida Furkids

Leah
20 days ago

Very important topic! In fact last Wednesday we had a terrible day from that same weather system, we had to activate our plans and be ready; they are still analyzing data from that day but it looks like tornadoes may have gone over or near us but they stayed up in the air. I’m glad there were no problems from it for your household!

Catscue
20 days ago

Thanks for the reminder Brian – Spring here can bring some nasty weather here too!

Cecilia Upchurch
20 days ago

AMEN x 87…always good to have a plan. I had a bag prepared with home and car ins and had our RX’s ready to drop in the bag.
Hugs Cecilia

Anne Marie Robinson
20 days ago

We agree, we sure need a plan of action in these uncertain days. I get so sad when I hear about missing pets in wild weather. We use to have stickers in the front window too. Courtesy of the firehouse nearby. In case of fire, it notes how many pets are in the house . I wish they would do that again. My friend is trying to adopt a similar dog like her lil resuce. They keep turning here down due to her age. I feel like anyone could be unable to care for a pet. I find that quite… Read more »

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
20 days ago

Glad the storms weakened last week. Your folks are very prepared. XO

Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & Barb

Great reminder Brian! Up here in the Great White North we do have flood season coming up followed by fire season. Our Mom usually gets everything ready after Easter. This is a good reminder to put it on the calendar! And purrhaps to put the carriers out (Marv gets spooked too) Thanks guys, you are awesome! Have a marvellously happy day!

Millie & Walter
20 days ago

That’s a great reminder to have an emergency plan in place. Around here we don’t have those tornado or hurricane things but our pawrents always make sure we have plenty of food on hand in case we needed to evacuate for some reason.

Timmy Tomcat
20 days ago

Glad you were all ready. We dont have those storms or floods where I live. We did get through the coldest of times this winter with extra blankets which are always close by

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
20 days ago

Yes, a very good reminder. We had that same reminder just a few days before the storms hit your area. A tornado actually touched down about 3-4 miles from us. It was a small one, but caused significant damage to 20 homes. Mom is on top of things. She grabs our leashes, Dad’s medicine, cell phones and chargers, and her purse with car keys:) If there is enough time, she takes the laptop and iPad too. And of course, she brings Dad along with her and us to the basement:)

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Annabelle
20 days ago

oh Brian we know…Hurricane season is not far off and that makes our Mom really nervous, so yes she is getting ready.

Pam
Pam
20 days ago

Thank you for the warning. We had some wicked storms coming through last week and I did what dad did, I brought the carriers in. Small bathroom was ready and since the worst with possible tornados was going to hit in the middle of the night I made up the day bed in the den next to the safe place BR. to sleep. But, it went a tad more south, and all we got was tons of rain. I mean TONS…..but yes, it is time to get those safe places ready.

Indulgedfurries
20 days ago

Having a plan and being calm is key. I’m glad you didn’t have any tornadoes.

The Poupounette Gang
19 days ago

That must be very scary! We live in a relatively quiet zone, but the weather changes so rapidly these days.

Purrs and Woofs,
Tama and Ollie

Kathe W.
19 days ago

wow- I cannot imagine being in a tornado. Take care- glad you have a plan!

Ananka
19 days ago

Sounds scary. Where we live we get high high winds and lots of rain, but lucky not too much damage from them. Great photo <3

Melissa & Mudpie
19 days ago

Stay safe! Sounds like a very scary time of the year for you guys.

Ernie the Island Cat
19 days ago

You can never be too prepared! Thanks for the reminder, Brian.

Eastside Cats
19 days ago

Brian, excellent point…be prepared!
Spring can be a wild ride.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD

Brian, you are very wise to prepare. Maybe you can help teaching Simon and Seal that this kind of carrier appearance is a good thing. We’re glad you all were spared!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
19 days ago

Oh my, that is so scary. I am glad all you cats cooperated and didn’t run away when you were going in the shelter.

messymimi
messymimi
19 days ago

Words of wisdom! We have the carriers on standby where we can get them fast, it’s so important to do that.

Cathy Keisha
19 days ago

The peeps always wonder about what would happen here with me. The one time we almost had a tornado, Pop picked me up and brought me into the inside bathroom with him.

Summer
19 days ago

Emergency plans are important! Every part of the world has its natural disasters, not to mention man-made (electrical, etc.) ones.

Darla M Sands
19 days ago

Great tips! We don’t live too far from Xenia, Ohio, and have spent many spring evenings in the cellar. Stay safe!

Caren
19 days ago

yeah, April is tornado month here…….that’s when the tornado season starts here so they are always making us aware!

Jan K
15 days ago

We’re glad you were prepared, but even more glad you didn’t need to implement the whole plan. We hope you have a quiet storm season. ♥