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Important Documents

Disasters and emergencies can happen, and often they catch us unprepared. The Emergency Management Branch recommends that individuals prepare for emergencies by ensuring that copies of important documents are placed in a secure location.

The following list is not exhaustive, and individuals may wish to include additional records and documents.

  • Passports
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce and Custody Papers
  • Insurance Policies and Contact Information
  • Educational Records
  • Bank Account Numbers
  • Safety Deposit Box Key
  • Living Will/ Power of Attorney
  • Bank and Credit Card Numbers and Contacts
  • Doctor Contact Information
  • Prescription Medications
  • Veterinarian Contact Information
  • Pet Registration and Photo
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Social Insurance Numbers
  • Driver's License Numbers
  • Immunization and Medical/Dental Records
  • Previous Year's Income Tax Returns
  • Recent Photos of Family Members
  • Health Care Numbers
  • Vehicle Registration/ Ownership Papers
  • Mortgage Statement
  • USB Backup of Electronic Files and Photos

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