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Thursday, August 27, 2015  22:08

Issued: Thursday, May 27, 2010  00:00

Crucial Personal Data

Here is a great list of crucial personal data you’ll need in the event of a Disaster or crisis. Pay close attention to items #2 and #8!
1)    Passport(s), cash, credit/ATM card(s), a prepaid phone card.
2)    Current photos of all household members and pets.
3)    A printed emergency personal telephone directory.
4)    Copies of your estate and health care documents, insurance policies.
5)    Photocopies of important family cards like drivers licenses, medical and employment ID’s.
6)    A list of where your original important papers and documents are located, including info about any safety deposit boxes.
7)    Current medical information, blood types, allergies, medications etc.
8)    A current room by room inventory of your personal and household possessions, including model, serial numbers, original purchase dates and price, etc of anything that is particularly valuable. Photos and videotapes are an excellent addition. (This information will be very useful in settling insurance claims.)
This information is from an article by Jennie L Phipps @ May 17, 2010 -  A Crisis Strikes: Can You Access Your Crucial Personal Data?
*** Remember, during the Nisqually Earthquake, cell phone lines and land lines were so jammed with callers that it took 3-4 hours to get thru!  Did you know that all of the pay phones worked without interruption or delay? ***