Maryland just declared a state of emergency.
via CBS Baltimore:
Planning For Your Pet
In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, then the most effective thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them, too. Leaving your pets behind may result in them being lost, injured, or even worse. Make sure to identify locations for your pets and consider boarding facilities.
•Bring pets indoor well in advance of a storm.Before the Hurricane
•Pet shelters will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Call ahead and determine availability.
•If pets cannot be found after the hurricane, contact the local animal control office to find out where lost animals can be recovered. Bring along a picture of your pet if possible.
•Make sure that your pets are current on their vaccinations. Pet shelters may require proof of vaccines.During the Hurricane
•Keep a collar with identification on your pet and have a leash on hand to control your pet.
•Have a properly-sized pet carrier for each animal – carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand and turn around.
Animals brought to a pet shelter are required to have the following:
•Proper identification on collar and rabies tagPrepare a disaster supply kit for your pets that should include:
•Proper identification on all belongings
•A carrier or cage
•An ample supply of food
•Water and food bowls
•Any necessary medications
•Specific care instructions
•MedicationsKeep current information on:
•First Aid Kit
•Sturdy leashes and collar and/or harnesses
•Carriers to transport pets safely
•Current photos of your pet
•Can opener for canned food
•Medical conditions and medical records