As Hurricane Irene approaches the Eastern United States, a number of state agencies are standing at the ready in the possibility the Category 3 hurricane threatens the South Carolina coast.
Families should also be gearing up their emergencies plans in case a disaster strikes. The Internal Revenue Service says while you’re reviewing your emergency plan to keep your family safe, you need to also make sure your important financial records are secure. IRS Media Relations Specialist Rob Marvin says it is important that people have a duplicate set of important records secured in a safe place preferably away from the disaster area.
Marvin says in the event that your home and property incur considerable damage, the process of getting your life back in order can be made less stressful if you have a video or photographic record of your home and its contents.
The visual record of your valuables can also be helpful in the event your home is burglarized. For more information you can log on to IRS.gov keyword disaster.