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FDIC Consumer News is the FDIC’s monthly newsletter to consumers, providing practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services, including helpful hints, quick tips, and common-sense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars.

Last Updated: September 10, 2021
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September 2021

What to Do When Facing a Natural Disaster

Natural disasters such as a flood, severe storm, or fire can happen at any time. These disasters cause damage to homes and property, and create financial challenges. We often prepare for a natural disaster by securing drinkable water, canned goods, batteries, and flashlights. Preparing finances and documents for a natural disaster is also important. Here are some things to help when preparing for, and dealing with, the financial impact of natural disasters.

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