DISASTER ITEMS to PACK
FAMILY DOCUMENTS and IMPORTANT RECORDS CHECK-OFF LIST:
In an accordion file; It is recommended that a second
accordion file or a computer disc with scanned copies of all of your important
papers be stored in a safe place or with a trusted family member who does not
Ø ___ BIRTH CERTIFICATES for each family member
Ø ___ Adoption/foster family documentation
Ø ___ Baptismal records
Ø ___ Social Security Cards for each family member
Ø ___ Passports
Ø ___ Death Certificates
Ø ___ Marriage License
Ø ___ Divorce Decree
Ø ___ Copy of Driver’s licenses (original in your wallet)
Ø ___ Legal Documents
Ø ___ Will ____Court Orders, etc.
Ø ___ Insurance papers with account numbers and your agent’s business card
Ø ___ House ____Car ____Health _____Life
Ø ___ Medical Records
Ø ____children’s vaccination records ____travel shot records
Ø ___ List of your doctors and their phone numbers
Ø ___ Copy of all prescriptions and pharmacy phone number where on file.
(Your pharmacist should be able to print this off for you)
Ø ___ Copy of all credit cards (front and back) and phone number of each company
Ø ___ Bank information – account numbers for checking, savings and CDs
Address and phone number (including 800 number) of bank.
Ø ___ Prepaid accounts/account numbers, addresses and phone numbers
Ø ___ Titles/Deeds
Ø ___ House ___Cars ____other property
Ø ___ Tax return for previous year
Ø ___ Diplomas
Ø ___ PHOTOS
Ø ____House, outside shots, inside shots featuring personal items such as T televisions, furniture and electronic equipment
Ø ____Personal photos of special events, weddings, births, graduation, etc
§ Copies of photos can also be stored on CDs
Ø ___ Recent color photo (front head angle) of each family member with name and age on back in the event you are separated.
Ø ___ Pet Information
Ø ___Vaccine records (tags will not be enough proof)
Ø ___Copy of all prescriptions
Ø ___ Veterinarian’s name and number
Ø ___ List of Hotel phone numbers that allow pets. Some hotels will relax
“no pet” policies during disasters.
Ø ___Address book with phone numbers, addresses and emails of family
Ø ___Out of area contact. Each person, including children, should have the
phone number of a designated contact outside of the area.