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Protect your finances from disaster

Protect your finances from disaster

Take these steps to help protect your finances from disaster, and recover if disaster strikes

  1. Prepare your finances for disaster by safeguarding your financial information. Use this checklist to organize your personal records and financial documents. The fillable form is a great place to list all of your financial account information. Then, put them all in a safe place!

The FEMA emergency financial first-aid kit can help you dig in and get all your finances and documents ready before disaster strikes, and the kit describes what to expect if disaster strikes.
Financial first-aid toolkit

  1. Prepare your finances for disasters by knowing your insurance coverage.

    Resources for homeowners, including an easy-to-use guide for Insurance coverage.
    Resources for renters.

  1. Prepare your finances for disasters by setting up emergency savings. Use this guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to help you build your emergency savings.
    Emergency savings guide
  1. Recover and protect your money after disasters and avoid fraud by reviewing these helpful resources from the CFPB and this DFR information on avoiding fraud.