With hurricane season in full swing, it’s important to remember that natural disasters can be bad news for important photos, papers and other hard-copy documents caught in their paths.
Fortunately, you can safeguard your records with a document backup plan. Backup records should be stored away from the original set. You can do this by scanning original records and storing them in the cloud or on storage devices. You should also consider taking photos of your home’s contents (especially high-value items) to use for insurance or casualty loss claims in federally declared natural disaster areas.
Use cloud storage or a safe deposit box. Records, photos, documents do you no good if they are kept where they can be destroyted.