10 Critical Papers to Include in Your Hurricane Emergency Kit

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t=”” width=”300″ height=”167″ />Any insurance agency along the Texas Gulf Coast will tell you that you absolutely must make sure that you have up-to-date copies of all your insurance documents before hurricane season. We couldn’t agree more; however, this precaution doesn’t stop at insurance paperwork.

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What often slips the mind during the flurry of activity before a hurricane is making sure that your most important documents are secured for safe keeping and that you have copies of all records.

Documents that need to be easily accessible during an emergency:

  1. Birth certificates for all family members
  2. Social security cards
  3. Drivers’ licenses
  4. Passports
  5. Immunization Records
  6. Marriage Certificate
  7. Will or power of attorney
  8. Deeds/titles
  9. Insurance Policies – updated auto, home, life and flood insurance paperwork
  10. Current photos of children or dependents

Store for Safe Keeping

Secure the original documents in a water-resistant and fire-proof container or store in a safety deposit box at a bank. Keep copies of the documents for your reference in your emergency kit for quick access. Although we are talking about hurricane preparedness today, these copies are good to have in the event of any emergency.

Another good tip is to email the copies of the documents to yourself. This way you will always have access to the documents on the go if necessary.

We sincerely hope you are not put in the position to have to rely on these tips because of an emergency, but we know you’ll be prepared if it does happen.

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Any insurance agency along the Texas Gulf Coast will tell you that you absolutely must make sure that you have up-to-date copies of all your insurance documents before hurricane season. We couldn’t agree more; however, this precaution doesn’t stop at insurance paperwork.
Signed, Sealed & Delivered
What often slips the mind during the flurry of activity before a hurricane is making sure that your most important documents are secured for safe keeping and that you have copies of all records.
Documents that need to be easily accessible during an emergency:
Birth certificates for all family members
Social security cards
Drivers’ licenses
Passports
Immunization Records
Marriage Certificate
Will or power of attorney
Deeds/titles
Insurance Policies – updated auto, home, life and flood insurance paperwork
Current photos of children or dependents
Store for Safe Keeping
Secure the original documents in a water-resistant and fire-proof container or store in a safety deposit box at a bank. Keep copies of the documents for your reference in your emergency kit for quick access. Although we are talking about hurricane preparedness today, these copies are good to have in the event of any emergency.
Another good tip is to email the copies of the documents to yourself. This way you will always have access to the documents on the go if necessary.
We sincerely hope you are not put in the position to have to rely on these tips because of an emergency, but we know you’ll be prepared if it does happen.
If you have hurricane preparation tips you would like to share with our Texas insurance clients, please leave a comment. We would love to hear from you!
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