Evacuation Check List

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 Correspondence

√   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.


The information presented in this publication is for general informational purposes and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have a specific legal issue or problem, United Policyholders recommends that you consult with an attorney. Guidance on hiring professional help can be found in the “Find Help” section of www.uphelp.org. United Policyholders does not sell insurance or certify, endorse or warrant any of the insurance products, vendors, or professionals identified on our website.

Source: https://uphelp.org/buying-tips/evacuation-check-list/
Date: May 19, 2022