Financial Prepardness tips

When it comes to preparing for weather emergencies, financial preparedness is just as important as a flashlight. It is important to protect your vital documents in case of any emergency. The following tips can help you prepare.


  1. GATHER VITAL DOCUMENTS
    • Take the time now to safeguard these documents on our checklist. 
    • Having these documents on hand will help you start the recover process.
  2. STORE VITAL DOCUMENTS
    • It is important to keep documents in a safe place such as a waterproof and fireproof box, safe, deposit box, or an external drive or on the cloud with a strong password.
    • Keep documents in a safe place that it easily assessable.  
    • Make copies of important documents. 
  3. DOCUMENT ASSESTS
    • Maintain detailed inventory of your property. 
    • Save copies of receipts, warranties, pictures, serial numbers, and other relevant documents so if you need to file a claim with your insurance provider after an emergency. 
  4.  EMERGENCY SAVINGS
    • Save for a rainy day. 
    • Keep a small amount of cash in a safe place at home because ATMS and credit cards may not be working in a disaster. 
  5.  INSURANCE COVERAGE
    • Understand your options for coverage and ensure you have the appropriate insurance. 
    • Having insurance for your home and property will help you replace damaged property.  

Piggy Bank

Checklist of Important Documents

Documents
Identification
Birth Certificate
Social Security Number
Medical Records
Tax Records
Financial Accounts
Estate/Will/Trust Records
Insurance Policies
Passport/Green Card
Military Records
Sources of Income
Financial Obligations
Proof of Housing
Pet Records
Personal Contact information