Traveling w/ Piggies during Hurricane Gustav

User avatar

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:47 pm

I use cartoon boxes with towels in the bottom to transport, but they are not good for too many hours. I'll move them in the boxes, and set a small C&C cage in my new destination. Are you in Florida? I heard today we might get a hurracaine!!! I do not want to run away with 4 piggies, 6 birds and 2 kids...

User avatar

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:48 pm

Sorry I can't offer any advice, but wishing you the best.

User avatar

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:53 pm

Was there a reason you can't do cat carriers? I would have liked to do that but it wasn't possible with 7 who like to fight in small spaces.

It might be best in your situation though.


Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:11 pm

I really need to get some of this set up for myself as well. After hurricane Wilma, we didn't have power for 12 days. Miami didn't have power for even longer than that. There is nothing wrong with being over prepared.

Good luck! I hope you guys stay safe and dry.

User avatar
Supporter 08-09 & 11-13

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:36 pm

Landrews, great advice here. I think think everything I thought of when I read your original post was covered by someone else. Good luck. Stay safe. Get out sooner rather then later. Your life and the lives of your animals are more important then any property.

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:00 am

Jon and I talked about evacuating and we will probably go ahead and leave tomorrow if not Sunday. It appears to be hitting us if not VERY close to us.

I went with 2 clear storage containers that are a good size for them but still small to bring. I bought Carefresh to fill them up with and then when we get to our destination, I will build them C&C's with shower curtains ;-) Thanks for that tip!

Rshevin- Don't worry! Kayne our lab will be riding in her cage in the bed of the truck and Tanner will be in his cage in the truck and I will have the Guineas "carriers" right next to me! I won't let anything happen to my babies.

LEB- Sorry! Guinea Pigs are more my thing and dogs are more my husband Jon's thing. We have a beautiful 4 month old HUGE yellow lab named Kayne who is so smart. Then, we have a 4 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Tanner who is a little stinker butt! :)

User avatar
Two Time Supporter

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:03 am

Gustav...what a stupid name for a hurricane.

Stay safe LANDREWS!!!

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:04 am

Thanks Becksters! I am still waiting for Hurricane Lyndsay.. :'(


Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:53 am

I say go anyways only because once they say evacuate the roads will be clogged and you will be stuck for hours. Head up and find a hotel room somewhere. GO.

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:59 am

Our thoughts are with you -- safe travels.


User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:29 pm

Our thoughts are with you and your babies-stay safe!

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:30 pm

Hey all-

We are going to go ahead and leave in a little bit since Gustav is projected to hit us. Sad part is it's already a category 3 and thats what Rita was when it hit us and destroyed A LOT. Hopefully it calms down and stops brewing. I have the pigs just about ready and we have a tad bit left to do and we will be heading out the door to Jons brothers deer lease. It is about an hour outside of San Antonio. It is a house so I'm thankful for that. When Rita hit, we weren't able to come back for 3 weeks so hopefully it is not that long :'(

Keep us in your prayers and thoughts.

Lyndsay - Dr. Pepper - Rootbeer

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:33 pm

Best of luck to you and the family (both furry and not). Take care!

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:34 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you travel to safety.

(P.S. Thanks to this thread, the crap is scared out of me, and I am working on putting together a kit for my family).


Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:43 pm

Have a safe trip. Hope you're able to come home soon!

"(P.S. Thanks to this thread, the crap is scared out of me, and I am working on putting together a kit for my family)."

I have a hurricane kit put together for my family as well and we don't even get hurricanes here!

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:44 pm

Good luck, I hope it doesn't hit your house too badly and you can come home safe and sound soon!

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:46 pm

Same with me RayFay, only mine is left over from when I was living on the VA coast. I'm converting it now into a "stay box" versus a "go box." I'm most likely to shelter in place here in case of a freak winter storm.


Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:57 pm

We don't really have a need for it at all here rshevin. I guess just fires and stuff... we don't get enough rain to have to evacuate. haha.

User avatar
For Rocky

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:13 pm

Ditto, Kermie, RayFay, and rshevin about being freaked out and feeling the need to put together the stay/go box. And I don't live in a hurricane, fire, or even tornado-prone area. We just get the occasional blizzard or ice storm. Which is why I wanted a house with a fireplace, so we could have a back-up heating/cooking source.

I picked up a folder from the Red Cross last year at some health fair. It's supposed to be your household checklist and survival kit planning tool. Haven't opened the folder since I brought it home. I really should do that soon.

Stay safe, LAndrews! Check in and let us know how you're doing when you get a chance.

User avatar
Supporter 08-09 & 11-13

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:20 pm

Kermie, it is always good to be prepared. I think the last time NJ got a Hurricaine was Hurricaine Gloria. I think it was about 1986. WOW. I must be getting old because that seems like ages ago to me now. Anyway, hurricaines usually die out before they get to NJ. But, it always helps to have a plan.

I had an "earthquake kit" in my car when I lived in California. (actually, I believe the blankets and water are still in the my car)

I think the only bad weather we have here in IL is tornados. You really can't plan for those. I seem to always be at work when the sirens go off. There is nothing I can do about the piggies when I am at work and they are at home. Except pray. Although, I do have some large containers which I can scoop the piggies up and evacuate to the basement if need be.

Post Reply
95 posts