Question If This Happened To You, What Would You Do?


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OK...so at the moment a town not that far away from where I live has had to be evacuated due to heavy rain severely damaging a dam that overlooks the town. The dam is in real danger of total collapse and that would send thousands of millions of gallons of water down through the town and the valley that its built in

6500 people evacuated so far, including their pets....however...if you were in this situation and the only pets that you have are your fish, how would you handle this situation?

Dam wall collapse: Whaley Bridge evacuated

Just curious what people here would do if they were in this situation and were told to leave their homes without any real notice
 

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I'd pack my Brooks Brothers and my Burberrys (and other personal belongings), my cat, and leave.
 

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Well I live in Florida - land of hurricanes, floods, and power failures - so that had to be part of my planning process - being realistic about weather and evacuations. So I have two Bettas LOL.

I'm also a pet sitter/dog walker so I need contingency plans on all my clients every single day.
 
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OK...so at the moment a town not that far away from where I live has had to be evacuated due to heavy rain severely damaging a dam that overlooks the town. The dam is in real danger of total collapse and that would send thousands of millions of gallons of water down through the town and the valley that its built in

6500 people evacuated so far, including their pets....however...if you were in this situation and the only pets that you have are your fish, how would you handle this situation?

Dam wall collapse: Whaley Bridge evacuated

Just curious what people here would do if they were in this situation and were told to leave their homes without any real notice
Drain 90% of the water. Put the fish in buckets w/airstones and evacuate them and take the tanks if possible. If I couldn't take the tanks, I'd take canisters, HOBs and/ or all filter media with me. Just like with a dog or any other animal, if you can't take the doghouse at least take the bed...lol!
 

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I've been in that situation before; fortunately we lived on ground just high enough that a dam break wouldn't affect us. I wasn't really worried. If we were told to evacuate, we'd evacuate. Until then, I don't see the point in worrying. However, a plan is always good to have. I'd get buckets, airlines and stones, everything you need ready so if you are told to evacuate, you can move quickly.
In the end, the dam didn't break.

I have been evacuated due to a fire though. Wind storm swept it fast through the night. Lost power and was awake cuz the dogs were scared and trying to crawl into bed (and my lap--and they ain't lap dogs). My mom's phone kept going off with notifications about a fire, so the whole family started packing and getting ready. Then at 3am the police came and told us we had to evacuate. We actually saw it coming up over the mountain. Cramming our stuff, valuable things, 3 big dogs (one blind) into two vehicles was not fun, especially as we had no idea where to go.
Fortunately this was shortly after my last convict cichlid died and I'd decided not to keep the tank going since I was hoping to move out and didn't want to deal with moving fish. We couldn't return for 3 days and didn't know whether our house was standing or not. I wouldn't have been able to bring my fish and they would've been without power for about 4 days in a locked up house. We couldn't find the cat, either, and had to leave her outside.
 

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OK...so at the moment a town not that far away from where I live has had to be evacuated due to heavy rain severely damaging a dam that overlooks the town. The dam is in real danger of total collapse and that would send thousands of millions of gallons of water down through the town and the valley that its built in

6500 people evacuated so far, including their pets....however...if you were in this situation and the only pets that you have are your fish, how would you handle this situation?

Dam wall collapse: Whaley Bridge evacuated

Just curious what people here would do if they were in this situation and were told to leave their homes without any real notice
Hope all is well for you .
Hard to say how one would react when actually in situation .I am a serious fish person ,but with 60 tanks I think when they say evacuate you just got to go even if most of what you care for in life can't come ?
I hope all is well.
 




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