Organizing your personal and financial documents in case of emergency is a smart thing to do. Having these documents organized and available will help get your finances on track in the event of a crisis such as a death in the family or recovery following a natural disaster.
The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit at http://www.operationhope.org/images/uploads/Files/effak2.pdf is an excellent tool to get your papers in order.
You may also want to create a “Grab ‘n’ Go” box that is portable, waterproof, and ready to go in the event that you need to leave your house. For information about what to include, see http://www.lsuagcenter.com/nr/rdonlyres/405b7245-4746-4480-9578-f3ce54172f2b/25562/pub2949ievacuationgrabboxfinal.pdf.
Another resource that may be helpful is “Protecting Valuable Records” available at: www.ces.ncsu.edu/disaster/factsheets/html/31.html.
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