When told you have to evacuate your home, you may feel overwhelmed on what to take. Along with sentimental items that are irreplaceable, here is a short list of important documents that disaster survivors highly recommend you take, based on their personal experiences.
Important documents include:
√ Insurance Policies and Related Correspondence
√ Passports and Birth Certificates
√ Family Photos
√ Tax and Loan Documents
√ Stocks and Bonds
√ Wills and Trusts
√ Plans/Blueprints of Your Home
In the words of a 2003 San Diego wildfire survivor as she evacuated in 2007:
So here we go again. This time I'm taking the insurance papers & receipts in addition to the cats, clothes, etc.