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What important records should be accessible in the event of a flood or other natural disaster?

You should have proof of identity, residency, insurance coverages, charge cards, checkbooks and other financial-related information, as well as proof of employment, other identification such as a voter’s ID card or Social Security card, and legal documents. For a complete list and further information, access the Illinois State Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services Manual at

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