So far, 2020 has been a year of disruption for many Americans. Finances and lives have been upended by the mental, physical and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. And now, another threat looms: storm and wildfire season.
Colorado State University predicts that we’ll have an “above average” Atlantic hurricane season, which begins in June. Tornado season has already begun and brought the deadliest outbreak in six years with a cluster of storms in mid-April. And the U.S. Forest Service says what once was a four-month wildfire season now stretches to six or eight months.
While you’re sticking close to home, take time to prepare your financial records and learn where to turn for help if natural disaster strikes.
PREPARE FOR THE WORST
By preparing your important documents during a period of calm, you can get a jump-start on your recovery if a disaster hits.
“The sooner you start taking action, the better your outcome will be,” says Kate Bulger, director of…