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Expert: Cataloging belongings also important in emergency preparations

No one ever thinks a natural disaster is going to happen to them — but they should.

While the statistics for a major natural disaster like last week’s tornado in Joplin are low, there are still steps that everyone can take to make recovering from such a tragedy a little easier.

One of the most challenging issues someone can face after a major disaster is tracking down some of the more important documents, such as birth certificates, passports and deeds.

Lisa Fox is the senior conservator with the Missouri State Archives. She said there are ways to ensure that your most necessary items are protected.

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