Excerpt: Gathering your financial and personal documents can be almost as important as having a stocked hurricane kit well before June 1.
“[Preparing] in an event is not going to lead to an efficient response or recovery,” said Stephanie Duke, a lawyer with Disability Rights Texas who works on disaster recovery issues. Putting your important documents in a disaster kit well before hurricane season can save you time and worry.
You’ll need documents such as IDs, insurance papers, leases, and deeds in order to access aid from FEMA– whether that’s rent reimbursement, grants to repair a roof or damaged walls, or personal property losses.
Read the complete ‘Make copies of everything’: Documents to have in case of a hurricane article on the Southerly Magazine’s website.