When disaster strikes, your immediate concern will be the safety of you and your loved ones. However, once the immediate danger passes, having records and contact information available will be crucial to start the recovery process.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends taking inventory of things like birth certificates, passports, leases or mortgage statements, vehicle registrations, tax forms, insurance cards, wills, and other important information. 

Download the FEMA checklist that covers these documents and other steps that can help you safeguard this information.