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Home Evacuation Box - Family Disaster Planning

Home Evacuation Box - Family Disaster Planning

What Is A Home Evacuation Box & What Should Be Placed In It?

The Home Evacuation Box is a centralised location for all your important personal / property documents, that if needs be can be removed from the property instantly!

An excellent starting point for the creation of your Home Evacuation Box, is to include as many of the following items:
  • Appraisals.
  • Adoption Papers.
  • Bank Statements.
  • Birth Certificates.
  • Credit Card Details.
  • Car Information.
  • Computer Backup Disks.
  • Cash.
  • Emergency Contact Information.
  • Estate Planning Information.
  • Financial Planning Information.
  • Home Inventory Backup Disk.
  • Home Inventory Index Sheet.
  • Home Improvement Details.
  • Home Insurance Policies.
  • Health Insurance Policies.
  • Keys / Locks.
  • Medical Information.
  • Military Records.
  • Mortgage Property Deeds.
  • Passports.
  • Receipts.
  • Retirement Account Information.
  • Safe Deposit Box Details & Copies.
  • Tax Returns.
  • Trust Documents.
  • Warranties.
  • Will Documentation.
Where Should I Locate My Home Evacuation Box?
 
This crucial part of your Family's Disaster Planning needs to be kept in one place if possible! Ready for easy quick access and collection, when a disasterous event is nearby. A good place to store your Home Evacuation Box, is somewhere out of the way from unwanted interference. 

Some people choose to keep the documents in a Firesafe, which protects paperwork and electronic media. An excellent article on firesafes is Choosing A Firesafe For Storing Your Home Inventory In The Home

Make sure the contents of your Home Evacuation Box are kept up to date. Your Home Evacuation Box is part of your Home Evacuation Kit.

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