Personal Information Management in a Hurricane.
Your personal information is one of your most valuable assets. Being able to get to your critical information may save your life. Or a loved ones. Earlier this week I described and defined a comprehensive safe backup and archive routine. See: http://bit.ly/NrzHtC
I suggest a simple quick process to follow to protect your personal information and have it readily available in case of an imminent emergency.
In the case of a pending natural disaster, I would strongly suggest these additional steps.
A.) Make a quick copy of your most valuable information on a “Thumb Drive” and attach that to your key chain and keep it on your person. Better yet, put that thumb drive in a few zip lock bags and put them in your wallet or purse.
B.) I would also strongly suggest that you create a few e-mails and send your information to yourself as attachments. This is a simple and fast way to use a version of “Cloud Computing” resources. Relatively safe, relatively secure, and quick.
C.) If you are in a flood zone, take all of your computer systems and move them to high ground. (Meaning the top floor of your home.)
Call to action:
For those about to experience the pending storm, perform these quick inexpensive actions and go about your business of keeping yourself and loved ones safe.
The Personal Information Coach