Environment
8:01 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Keep Important Documents Safe During Storm Season

The spring storm season is in full force across the high plains, and one thing to cross off your worry list is your important documents.  The official federal government website, USA.gov, recommends that you keep one copy of vital documents in an off-site location, such as a safe deposit box, and another in a fire and water proof container at home for easy access.  You also may want to consider digitizing documents so they can be placed on a thumb drive.

Here is a partial list of documents to be included for safe keeping:

  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Divorce decrees
  • Vehicle titles
  • Wills and trust documents
  • Military discharge papers
  • Loan documents
  • Tax returns
  • Savings bonds
  • Banking information
  • Passports
  • Life insurance
  • Social Security cards
  • A current home inventory complete with serial numbers, when relevant, as well as video or photographs.

A complete list can be found at: usa.gov.