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Disaster Checklist

Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires can strike without warning. If there is a natural disaster, you’ll want to be prepared. Use this handy checklist to make sure you’re ready.

  • First-aid supplies (e.g., bandages, antiseptic)
  • Prescription medication
  • Canned goods, can opener
  • Several gallons of water
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Extra cell phone batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Matches in a waterproof container, candles
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Special items for infants (e.g., formula, diapers)
  • Bottled Water
  • Protective clothing
  • Extra bedding, sleeping bags
  • Entertainment (e.g., games, deck of cards, books)
  • Small amount of cash
  • Plywood
  • Rolls of plastic sheeting
  • Sandbags
  • Shovels
  • Sleeping bag

Keep the following items in a safe place off-site or in a waterproof/fireproof container:

  • Copies of important documents (e.g., wills, birth and marriage certificates, insurance policies)
  • Passports
  • Bank account and credit card information
  • Home inventory checklist

Source: Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc.