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Financial Hurricane Preparations

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Hurricane season is two weeks away and there are some precautions you can take now to survive, financially, should a storm hit.

When hurricane Ike hit the upper Texas coast, in 2008, was one of the costliest storms to make landfall in the United States, leaving thousands of people without the comforts of home.

Financial planning, for that kind of storm, includes a week's worth of cash of about a hundred dollars a day; A video record of your home, inside and out, that can help you document your belongings for insurance claims; It's also important to make copies of important documents, like insurance policies, wills and property deeds, to keep in a safe place, outside your home.

Houston C.P.A. Ed Gardner says, "Most peole aren't prepared. And then, at the very last minute, if they say we're going to have a hurricane... then they go do something."

Hurricane season begins June 1st.

This year's predictions call for 16 named storms, including three major hurricanes that could hit the U.S.

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