TULSA - If you're forced to leave your home because of a storm, you'll want to take necessary and hard-to-replace documents.
But you'll want to have them organized now, not later.
Here's a list of documents and items you should consider keeping in a waterproof, lockable container you can easily grab.
-- Checkbook, savings account passbook
-- Safe deposit box key
-- Birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce decree
-- Will and power of attorney
-- Social Security card and records
-- Military records and medical records (living will, health care surrogacy, etc.)
-- Insurance policies
-- Health insurance cards
-- Retirement account records
-- Recent pay stubs, in case you have to document employment to collect benefits
-- Tax returns
-- Car titles and registrations
-- Mortgage deeds or rental agreements
-- Warranties and receipts
-- Credit cards
-- Passports, green cards
-- Food stamp, WIC or other benefit cards and paperwork
-- List of important phone numbers (relatives, bank, and insurance company)
-- Disc on which you back up computer files just before you shut down the computer and evacuate
-- Home inventory (on paper, disc or video; you should keep another copy in a safe place)
-- A few family photographs or other memorabilia
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