Secure your important documents
Losing important documents due to a fire, flood, or tornado can be devastating, so it's a good idea to have extra copies of essential information stored securely in case of emergencies.
Here's a list of documents and information you should consider having extra copies if you have an emergency.
|Identification Documents:||Insurance Documents:||Financial Documents:|
|Property Documents:||Medical Information:||Personal Records:|
|Legal Documents:||Important Contacts:||Digital Backups:|
|Photos and Sentimental Items:||Emergency Cash:||Documentation of Personal Belongings:|
Store these copies in a fireproof and waterproof container or in a secure off-site location, such as a safe deposit box or with a trusted friend or family member. Consider using digital storage solutions as well, like encrypted USB drives or cloud storage, for added redundancy. Regularly update your copies as needed to ensure they are current.
It's also a good idea to discuss your emergency plan and the location of these copies with your family members or household members, so they know where to find important information in case of an emergency. Will you be able to find your documents when a disaster strikes?