Preparing for Hurricane Season
The hurricane season is already upon us but it’s not too late to prepare yourself and your family. If you live on or near the Gulf Coast, you should seriously consider making a “Hurricane Box.” A Hurricane Box is a water resistant metal or plastic box large enough to store all your important documents that you can easily take with you if you have to evacuate. Important documents that you may want to put in your Hurricane Box include:
- Marriage Certificates
- Will and Other Estate Planning Documents
- Deeds to Real Property
- Proof of Insurance
- Birth Certificate
- Adoption Papers
- Important Business Documents
- Rental Agreements
- Titles to Cars, Trailers, Boats, etc.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and each box will be unique to each family or individual. So avoid the stress of searching for important documents as a hurricane nears landfall by conveniently locating your important papers (or copies) in a secure Hurricane Box ahead of time.