Documents to organize and have in waterproof container for when storms hit

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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