here for those that are interested. It's a simple list to help you set up a disaster preparedness plan for your farm.
Disaster Preparation Work Sheet
Jacksonville Equine Associates LLC
1.Farm location- Flood zone. www.msc.fema.gov __________________________
print map and attach to plan
2. Follow storm progress
-TV- local stations
-Radio- local stations, have extra batteries should power go out
3.Evacuation Plan- Locations- http://www.sshc.org/evac/search.htm
4. Horses- Information, name, age, photos, Microchip ID #. Attach copies of Coggins test and health certificate (event permit good for 6 months) http://jaxequine.com/EXTENSIONFORM.PDF
5. Secure structures
a. Move loose objects indoors from aisle way and paddocks. Store in stall.
b. Tie jumps and poles together or store indoors.
c. Move trailers to high ground in field away from trees. Park in center of field.
d. Check barn doors and shutters.
6. Store drinking water- 7-day supply
a. # (Of horses) x 20(gal.) x 7(days)= total water needed
b. ________x 20 x 7=____________gallons
7. Store feed-7 day supply
a. Grain/sweet feed (approx. 1lb per 100lbs body wt.)
b. Hay – stored indoors, don’t rely on round bales
c. All feed stored securely off the ground and under waterproof tarps.
8. Bed all stalls and aisle ways for pastured horses.
(Note- horses left in open pastures with no trees or debris survive best)
Away from weak structures and trees that have shown prior damage.
Remove all debris from the field.
9. Clear fence lines- trees and limbs that will damage fence. Store temporary fencing materials; white PVC fence wire, yellow hazard tape, spare posts nails and staples.Tools.
10. Secure a GENERATOR
- To run pump for water and any power equipment needed after the storm
- 4HP or higher
11. First aid Kit
Bandage material, sheet cotton, gauze, tape (vet wrap, duct tape), scissors, leg wraps.
Wound ointment- Nolvasan, Triple antibiotic
Analgesics- Banamine, Phenylbutazone
Syringes and needles
Fresh water to clean wounds (1-2 gallons)
Soap- hand soap, shampoo, and betadine scrub
Flash lights and batteries (head lamps are good while working on the horse)
Spare halters and lead ropes.
12. Emergency contact numbers:
PUT THESE IN PLASTIC STORAGE BINS AND SECURE WITH DUCK TAPE