Keeping your best friend safe in a disaster is easier if you plan ahead. Put together a kit with all the important supplies, then make sure you take your four-footed companion and get out of harm's way in plenty of time to keep you both safe.
Having supplies packed and ready to go in case of an emergency can make necessary evacuations easier on everyone. It also helps to practice so you and your pet both know what to expect if and when the real emergency occurs.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says state officials are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Isaac in the Caribbean and will decide later if drastic measures are needed such as reversing interstate highway lanes or ordering massive evacuations.
Bentley also says if Isaac appears to threaten Alabama he will stay in the state and cancel plans next week to go to Tampa for the Republican National Convention.