The Red Guide to Recovery Toolbox

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Personal Property Inventory “Memory Jogger”

  • This unique tool has over 6,000 common household items broken down into a room by room format. It is in a pre-populated easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet that helps you prepare an accurate list of your belongings before a disaster so you can determine whether you have enough insurance as well as giving you the ability to jog your memory if everything is lost after a disaster.
Dwelling Inventory of Features and Fixtures

  • This pre-populated spreadsheet helps you to recall fixtures and decorative elements in your home structure to expedite the recovery process and maximize the benefits of your insurance coverage.
How to Secure Your Property & Home

  • Using detailed images, this 11-page full color guide describes practical steps for securing doors, windows, and installing fencing to protect your home after a disaster.
Quick Start Guide

  • Print this 2-page guide and keep it with your emergency kit. When the need arises, this guide will help you determine the priority steps you must take care of immediately following a disaster.
Emergency Plan and Contact Information Form

  • The Family Emergency Plan is a form you can download, or complete online and print, to keep family, medical and insurance contact information close at hand. Keep a copy of this form with your emergency preparedness kit at home, in your car, and at work.
Emergency Contact Card

  • With most people using cell phones as our address book, you need to carry this handy wallet or purse size card with you at all times. Print one for each member of your household, including children. You will have a plan and source of reference when you need it!
Vehicle Emergency Kit

  • In the event of an emergency, there is a good chance you may be in your car. Be prepared and stock your car with critical supplies! Here is a handy checklist to help you decide what you might need.
Homeowner Preparedness Logbook

  • This one-page instruction sheet was designed to help you create a one-stop log book or binder to hold all the critical information you will need in case of a disaster. Use this checklist before you need and be prepared in the event of a disaster.
Lost Pet Poster Template

  • Get tips you should know about creating an effective lost pet poster. Our free Lost Pet Poster Template will get you started, just update it with your pet’s information.
Home Improvement Contract Checklist and Tips

  • This 2-page checklist contains vital information you need to know before you sign a contract for improvement or repairs to your home.
Contractor Questionnaire and Checklist

  • Our free checklist is a great tool to help you select a qualified contractor and includes questions you need to ask before hiring a contractor, and recommendations to protect yourself from picking the wrong people to work in or on your home.
Public Insurance Adjuster Questionnaire and Tips

  • If you are considering hiring a public adjuster, there are a few things you may want to consider before you sign a contract. See examples of how a public adjuster works, a list of top 10 tips, and questions you must ask before hiring!
Restoring Utilities After a Disaster

  • This helpful 2-page PDF provides tips to help homeowners restore their utilities after a disaster. Our guide provides information about the process of obtaining the required permits for restoring utilities, and other tips to help restore services.
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This helpful 2-page PDF provides tips to help homeowners restore their utilities after a disaster. – See more at:

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