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 Coorespondence

√   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.

 

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