Florence is Coming. Be Prepared.

By Chris Hostetler

You've got your water, bread and flashlights ready to go, but what about the documents you may need in case of an emergency? I never recommend panicking, but a little preparation now can save you headaches later. Avoid the paper chase by using our handy document checklist.

Natural Disaster Document Checklist


  • Homeowner's Insurance Policy & Policy Number
  • Flood Insurance Policy & Policy Number
  • Contact Information for Your Insurance Agent
  • Inventory of Valuable Household Goods (including receipts if you have them)


  • Stock and Bond Certificates
  • Financial Account Numbers


  • Tax Records
  • Birth Certificates
  • Passport
  • Copy of Driver's License
  • Copy of Credit Card(s)


  • Contact Information for Important People
  • Sentimental Documents (diploma, certificate, photographs, etc.)

It is best practice to keep these documents in a waterproof container and in a central location that you and your family know. Be safe, and let us know if you have any questions.


This material is provided as a courtesy and for educational purposes only.  Please consult your investment professional, legal or tax advisor for specific information pertaining to your situation.