The 2015 hurricane season is now underway, and while Floridians have so far remained storm-free, natural disasters can strike at anytime – some without warning.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – July 16, 2015 – The 2015 hurricane season is now underway, and while Floridians have so far remained storm-free, natural disasters can strike at anytime – some without warning.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater issued a reminder yesterday, encouraging Floridians to remember an often forgotten part of disaster preparedness: financial planning.
To help Floridians keep their financial information organized for easy access during or after an emergency, the Florida Department of Financial Services prepared an Emergency Financial Preparedness Toolkit. A PDF version of the Emergency Financial Preparedness Toolkit is available online.
"We're already into hurricane season, but this being Disaster Education and Awareness Month, it's the perfect time to take a few minutes to download our toolkit, fill it out and store it in a safe place," said CFO Atwater. "As Benjamin Franklin famously said, 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.'"
This toolkit contains simple tips – like "keep a photo or video log of possessions on a thumb drive" – but, more importantly, it provides a space to keep track of account information, important phone numbers, and post-emergency repairs and claims that might be needed after a disaster.
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