· Auto and homeowners insurance policies
· Important financial and legal records
· Passports and birth certificates
· Lists of your home inventory and safe deposit box contents (with key)
· Owner’s manuals and receipts
· List of account numbers, passwords, important web pages and phone numbers
· Flash drive containing important computer files
Tip No. 5 — Have a post-disaster plan
What if your car is damaged or destroyed? How will your kids get to school and how will you get to work? It may take a while to get that rental car from the insurance company.
· If your home is damaged or destroyed, can you stay with family or friends? There may not be a hotel nearby so you may have to travel to get to work or school.
· What if your workplace is destroyed or damaged? You may not get a paycheck for a while. Now is when you need to use your emergency cash reserves — the 3 to 6 months’ of living expenses you put into a savings account for this very event.