In the midst of preparing for Hurricane Irma, and similar natural disasters, it is important to keep certain documents safe and secure. For your convenience, we have put together a list of legal documents that should be maintained and protected.
- ID / Passport(s).
- Birth and Marriage certificates.
- Social Security Cards.
- Business / Corporate Contracts.
- IMMIGRATION and NATURALIZATION documents.
- Any and all ESTATE PLANNING documents.
- Insurance contracts (i.e. home, vehicle, life, health, etc.).
- Promissory notes.
- Any and all ORIGINAL documents.
Also, things to keep in mind:
- Place all aforementioned documents in water tight bags or containers;
- Take photos of your house or apartment for insurance purposes (pro tip: consider hiring a drone company); and
- Scan or take photos of all your documents.
Cardona-Diaz and Hernandez, P.L., would like to wish all our friends and family a safe and secure hurricane passing. Remember to remain alert and cautious during and after the storm, as debris and fallen electrical lines could prove to be dangerous.
- Gas Buddy App - https://www.gasbuddy.com/
- FEMA Ready. Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
- Tracking hurricanes and storms: https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- Pet friendly hotels and vacation rentals, pet sitting and pet-travel services. Searchable by evacuation route: Pets Welcomewww.petswelcome.com
- What to do after a hurricane: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane#Recover or https://www.pureinsurance.com/hurricanes/hurricane-post-storm-tips
- Marine tips: http://www.acegroup.com/us-en/assets/ace-rm-hurricane-preparation-tips.pdf and https://abiz.aceprivateriskservices.com/secure/book/news/files/ACE%20Rec%20Marine%20Hurricane%20Preparedness%20Tips_062910.pdf