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September 9, 2013
4 Steps You Should Take to Prepare for a Natural Disaster


Take these precautions now to save time, money and grief in the case of a natural disaster.

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You can save a lot of time, money and grief by planning ahead to prepare for a natural disaster.

Save hard and electronic copies of important documents like account numbers, passwords, tax returns and insurance policies in a secure, offsite location.

Take a photo inventory of everything you own for insurance claims.

Understand what is and isn't covered by your insurance policies. If a disaster strikes, document damage and track your expenses.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers suggestions for developing a family emergency plan, building an emergency kit and learning what to do before, during and after a crisis.

Bottom line: Even though catastrophes can't always be predicted, their likely aftermaths can. Be prepared.


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