How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Experts are predicting active storm seasons this year throughout the country. Whether you live in an area that’s affected by hurricanes or wildfires, there are three key steps you can take to ensure your finances can weather the storm.

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This Consolidated Credit infographic helps you prepare for natural disasters

The Weather and Your Wallet Planning for a Natural Disaster Wherever you live, nature can cost you. In 2020, there were... 57,000 wildfires 6 major hurricanes 1,200 tornados 2 earthquakes Only 1 in 4 Americans have a disaster plan 3 Easy Steps for Natural Disaster Planning (That are Also Cheap) 1. Documentation Gather insurance policies and personal documents like birth certificates and passports Take photos of your jewelry and furnishings 2. Organization Store documents digitally But also print and keep them in a waterproof container in case you can't get online later 3. Evacuation Plan an evacuation route in case you need to leave Prepare a financial emergency kit with the cash you'd need

 

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