Homestead Evacuation Information

     Hi Homestead fans,

     As has been my goal of this site from the beginning to educate, inform and just plain have fun with, a friend brought something very important to my attention this morning and I feel it’s important to pass on to others, whether you’re in this area or not.

     Sadly fire season is upon us and with it comes devastation and loss.  Last year the number of people I heard from who may have lived rurally or not and lost homes and/or pets or livestock to fires was heartbreaking.  We’ve been extremely blessed and fortunate to not have to evacuate or even have fire danger come close to us, but it is a very real threat and something we all need to be prepared for.

     I have a very dear friend, Sharon Nims in Keno, OR who contacted me this morning about how perhaps a blog post on fire information is a good idea and immediately I thanked her and agreed it’s something I need to put out there for others.

     We’re outside of Klamath Falls (or the Basin as it’s referred to) and a local facebook group page SOEA Klamath Basin (Southern Oregon Emergency Aid) was brought to my attention for information relating to keeping safe and prepared during this season.  I’m passing this on to you all along with the following information on:

  • SOEA Klamath Basin has a lot of great information on evacuation locations along with a list of volunteers who can help with relocation of animals
  • Buy cans of bright colored spray paint and spray phone numbers on animals, in the event they are lost at least the information is quickly identified
  • If for any reason there isn’t time to evacuate animals, throw open gates, the animals usually will find safe refuge and with the spray painted phone number it’s easy to know who to call when things quiet down.
  • If you have access to large dog crates these are great for herding and transporting many animals into.  Chickens, ducks and geese can be transported easily with a dog crate
  • For domestic pets, please please please make certain that collars and tags are on them with their names and contact information in case they get lost.  I’m a firm believer in micro chipping all furry animals in the event that they don’t have a collar/tag on them.  Even Larkin & Spencer our Pygmy goats are micro chipped, it’s sometimes free or a very minimal cost to assure your pet is returned to you!  If your pet is chipped, be sure to call the local animal shelter(s) and let them know, this way if they are turned in they can get a hold of you quickly.

     If you found this information helpful, please feel free to share with others. 

  As always…keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to!  If you enjoyed this post, please follow, share with others who you think would enjoy or benefit from it and sign up so you don’t miss a thing and also for my weekly newsletter.    Have an Outstanding Day!

  ~Cindy~

 

 

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