Just as you will do some planning to make sure your family stays safe in the event of flooding, you'll want to spend some time preparing to take care of the needs of family pets, too.

You can view the video below for some general emergency tips to keep your pets safe; the basic concepts apply to any emergency.   Then take a moment to review the information on your left.  Contra Costa County's Animal Services Department offers some specific guidance on what you can do before a storm, during the rains, and after they've done their damage.