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Copy Important Documents

Make sure to have copies of each family member's Social Security card, birth certificate, and passport, and keep them stored in an easy-to-access location. You should grab these as well as the originals during an evacuation.

For documents that are equally important but not emergency necessities — insurances, medical records, financial information, and wills — scan them onto your computer and upload to Google Drive, iCloud, or another online server. This way you will have access to them should they be destroyed during the storm.

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