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To ensure that you are protected after an emergency, obtain property, health, and life insurance, if you do not have them. Review existing policies for the amount and extent of coverage to ensure that what you have in place is what is required for you and your family for all possible hazards. In addition, it is necessary to protect and preserve your family’s valuable personal, financial, and insurance records. During the excitement of an emergency situation, it is easy to forget about protecting important records. Instead, prepare for such an event by making sure these records are already part of your emergency kit.
Click here for a Personal, Financial, Insurance Records Checklist you can use to help gather and inventory important documents.
Preparing Your Documents
- Make sure you have dated copies of all important personal, financial, and insurance records.
- If possible, make electronic copies and store them on a thumb drive to be placed in your emergency kit.
- Place important records in a waterproof/fireproof container to be taken with you in case of an emergency.