Whether you’re heading out of town, going to a shelter, or holding down the fort at home, there are things that are important to your family you’ll need to protect. Make sure you keep them protected not only from the flood and fires, but from the burglaries that occur all too often after. Not sure what you should be protecting? Here are some helpful suggestions of items that are important and irreplaceable to your family and home.
Documents - Do you have a checkbook or savings account passbook? A key to a safe deposit box? These items are not only hard to replace, but important to keep safe from theft.
Important Certificates & Identification - Passports, birth, death and marriage certificates are hard to replace and important to your family. Social security cards are also hard to replace, and locking them up can help prevent identity theft. Also consider wills, power of attorney documentation, and living will information as things to keep protected.
Medical Records - Do you keep medical and dental records for your family? Do you have copies of everyone’s health insurance cards and information? These are important to keep safe, especially during this time of emergency.
Insurance Policies & Titles - If your home or vehicle suffers damage during the storm you’ll need your insurance information for any claims you’ll need to place. You will also need any car titles, registration, mortgage deeds and rental agreements.
Backed Up Files - SentrySafe products protect digital media. Consider backing up your files onto a disc, flash drive or portable hard drive before you evacuate.