Being prepared for an emergency.

Mar 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Do you know what vital information to have on hand in the event of a natural disaster or
family emergency?


There’s no way to predict when misfortune will strike, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Having vital information on hand can help protect your family when time is of the essence.

What to Include in an Emergency Binder:
While all documents and household records are important, a true emergency calls for a few must-haves:

  • Vital records like birth certificates, driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, naturalization documents, passports and child custody papers.
  • Insurance policies: homeowners,
    renters, auto, life and health.
  • Property records such as real estate deeds, rental agreements, and vehicle titles and registration.
  • Financial documents like wills, trusts, powers-of-attorney and funeral instructions.

Other items such as passwords, computer back-ups, home inventory list, business paperwork, tax returns, investment records, valuable memorabilia, jewelry, precious family photos, and letters should be stored in a secure location like a safety deposit box or lockbox.

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