Prepare your documents before an emergency
3 reasons why you should prepare your documents
Tip: Put all of the documents into a folder that you can grab in a hurry, and keep the binder in a secure place
Which documents do you need?

The documents you might need depends on your situation. Think about identity documents for yourself and family members. Do you own a property? Do you have a list of medications you will need to take?

Which Scroll down to find out which documents you need!

How to store your documents?

In preparing for an emergency, it can be helpful to gather your most important documents and keep them all in one place. 

Ideally, these should be kept in a waterproof folder or fireproof safe to prevent them getting damaged if you need evacuate.

Creating a digital back-up

Storing copies of your documents digitally can help ensure that they are protected and secure.

Cloud storage allows you to access documents from anywhere with an internet connection, using any device.

An external hard drive is another option. Store this away from your home. Keep in a locked drawer at your work, with your solicitor, or with a close friend or relative

This can be especially helpful during an emergency evacuation if you need to flee quickly.

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Medical Documents you need
In a serious emergency, there’s a high chance that someone other than your regular doctor will be taking care of your medical needs. Make sure these professionals have the tools they need to give you the best possible care.
Here are the medical documents and proofs you will need
Family and Identification Documents you need
Property documents you need
You’ll want proof of the things you own so you can reclaim, replace, or rebuild them after a disaster.
Make sure your home and contents insurance is up-to-date and in particular that the sum-insured amount is enough. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have your insurer’s details handy and know how to contact them should you need to in a hurry.
Financial Documents you need
Legal Documents you need
For tips on what communication plans you need for your family, click here