That’s why the National Endowment for Financial Education suggests putting together all of your important documents, along with cash and credit cards, so you can easily grab them and go if you need to quickly leave your home. Banks and ATMs can shut down during emergencies, so it’s a good idea to have cash on hand in advance. The nonprofit also recommends keeping your insurance company’s contact information handy in case you need to call them on the go and get information about reimbursements and coverage.
Now is also a good time to check up on just what your homeowners insurance or rental insurance covers. According to the MetLife Auto & Home Insurance Literacy Survey, many homeowners don’t know just what their policy covers and sometimes end up paying for repairs that would have been covered by their policies.