Emergency Preparedness In addition to your family and business emergency preparedness plans, make a plan to protect your farm----its’ property, facilities, and animals. Develop a barn safety and evacuation plan that outlines each type of disaster and determines specific scenarios best suited for each situation. It should include a list of resources such as trucks, trailers, pasture and/or feed which might be needed in an evacuation, as well as, a designated person who will unlock gates and doors and make your facility easily accessible to emergency personnel.
Evacuation Planning If evacuation is the appropriate choice, preparations should be made as far ahead of time as possible. In most cases it will be impossible to make last minute preparations for such things as animal transportation and shelter. Not only should you prepare ahead of time for the evacuation of your animals, but you should also prepare ahead of time for the safe return of your animals to your farm once the disaster is over.