As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, U.S. Geological Survey field crews are working along a 280-mile stretch of the state’s Atlantic coastline, installing instruments that will track the hurricane’s effects as it comes ashore.
With meteorologists predicting that Hurricane Dorian could make landfall in the as a Category 4 or 5 storm this Monday, the animal rescue experts at American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, are issuing key tips to help you keep yourself, your family and your animals safe – before, during and after a storm.
Before the storm
The American Humane Rescue program was created in 1916 and began rescuing and aiding some 68,000 war horses wounded on the battlefields of World War I Europe each month.
Since then, they have been helping animals of every kind and have been involved in virtually every major disaster relief effort from to 9/11, the and tornadoes, the Japanese and Haitian earthquakes, Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Maria, Florence and Michael, and the wildfires.
The American Humane Rescue team saved, sheltered and fed more than 800,000 animals in the past two years alone. To support their lifesaving work, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.