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Boulder, Colorado Stake Relief Society, Compiled by Karen Wilsted   June 2006
            Emergency
            Preparedness




THE AMERICAN
RED CROSS…
        Recommends preparing a personal
        disaster and evacuation plan. Along
        with supplies of food, water and
        medications, you should also pack
        important financial documents. If a
        tornado or flash flood leaves you
        homeless, these documents and
        records will make it easier to apply
        for benefits, relocate, or rebuild.




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                SECTION 1:

                         PERSONAL
                         DOCUMENTS




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PERSONAL:
        Photographs of family members
        Passports
        Birth certificates
        Church documents
        Military documents
        Resumes
        Immunization records for
           school age children
        Marriage license and divorce
           certificates
        Copy of will, powers of attorney and
           medical directives



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PHOTOGRAPHS:

        Photograph every member of your
        family. If members are separated,
        photos will make it easier for rescue
        agencies and law enforcement
        authorities to locate missing relatives.

        Include pictures of your pets too.




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MILITARY RECORDS:
        You may need these to apply for
        benefits or to gain access to a
        Veterans Affairs hospital.




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RESUMES AND/OR
COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS:
        If you are forced to relocate, you may
        need these documents in a job hunt.
        Transcripts will help establish
        professional credentials, such as a
        medical or law degree.




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        MARRIAGE LICENSE:
                You may need to prove your
                marital status to establish a bank
                account or establish residency.




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COPIES OF WILLS, POWER
OF ATTORNEYS, AND
MEDICAL DIRECTIVES.

        Originals of legal documents such as
        birth certificates, wills, living wills,
        and power of attorneys should be
        stored in a safe place such as a safe
        deposit box. (Of course, a safe
        deposit box is useless if you can’t
        open it. Make sure your evacuation
        kit includes a key to your safe deposit
        box and proof of ownership.)



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        REPORT CARDS AND
        TEST RECORDS:
                May make it easier to place your
                children in a new school.




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                SECTION 2:

                         INSURANCE
                         DOCUMENTS




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        INSURANCE:
                Life insurance policies
                House insurance policy
                Car insurance
                Flood insurance
                Video tape of each room




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DECLARATIONS PAGE:
        The Declarations Page usually
        includes the insurance company’s
        name and contact information and the
        amount of your deductible. As long
        as you have that, you don’t need to
        pack the entire policy.




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VIDEOTAPE:
        Insurance Companies recommend you
        videotape the contents of each room
        in your home so you can document
        what you own. But in an evacuation,
        a videotape may be too cumbersome
        to pack. You may want something
        that is very portable. You can make a
        CD of your rooms’ contents and put
        it in front of your notebook.




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                SECTION 3:

                         OTHER
                         DOCUMENTS




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OTHER DOCUMENTS:
        Credit Report
        Mortgage papers
        List of credit cards and numbers
        Property tax bill
        Monthly Bank Statements
        Deed to house
        Investments
        Previous year’s tax return




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CREDIT REPORT:
        Paying your bills may be the last thing
        on your mind when you’re fleeing a
        disaster. But even if you lose your
        home, you’ll still be expected to pay
        your mortgage and other debts.
        Instead of cramming in your bank
        account statements, your credit report
        will list account numbers, names and
        addresses for all credit cards and other
        lenders.




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GET A FREE ANNUAL
CREDIT REPORT

        www.annualcreditreport.com

        It is also recommended that you set
        up ONLINE ACCOUNTS for banks,
        credit cards, investment and other
        financial transactions.

        Then, as long as you have your
        account numbers and passwords, you
        can access those accounts wherever
        there’s an internet connection.



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        MORTGAGE PAPERS:
                The same tornado, flash flood or
                other disaster that wipes out your
                home could flatten your lender’s
                office and the county courthouse.
                Not all local governments have
                backed up their public records
                electronically.

                Make copies of the documents you
                used when you closed on your
                home and also a copy of your
                deed.



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PROPERTY TAX BILL:
                You can use this to prove
                ownership when you file an
                insurance claim.




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MONTHLY BANK
STATEMENTS:
        If your lender’s computer system is
        disrupted, you may need the
        statements to prove you’ve made
        payments on your mortgage.




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                SECTION 4:

                         MEDICAL &
                         CONTACT
                         DOCUMENTS




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MEDICAL DOCUMENTS:
        List of doctors & specialists
           with telephone numbers
        Prescription lists
        Detailed descriptions of health
           conditions of your children
        Immunization records are critical
           because most schools won’t accept
           children without them.




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        LISTS OF CONTACTS

                Family members
                Next of kin
                Employers/where to contact
                  during the day




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A FINAL SUGGESTION . . .

PUT RECORDS ON A
CD OR THUMB DRIVE:
        If you have access to a scanner, you
        can burn many of your financial
        documents onto a CD which makes
        them easier to transport. Saving them
        to a thumb drive is even better.
        Whatever you use, make sure it is
        light enough to carry if you have to
        flee.
        “Portability is the name of the game.”


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            Preparedness                            Boulder Stake
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