Statewide Iowa — Iowans know all too well that natural disasters can strike at any time during any month and the Internal Revenue Service is urging us to plan ahead for the worst.

IRS spokesman Michael Devine says one of the first things to do to prepare for an emergency like a tornado, fire or flood is to create a disaster plan.

There are a host of important documents that Iowans need to keep in a secure location — which might just be in your kitchen.

Photos after various disasters often show the heavy refrigerator remains in place when the rest of the house is in ruins. Safety deposit boxes are secure, but Devine says a bank may not be the best place to store a valuable document.

Devine says you could also shoot video of your possessions and email them to yourself just to have on hand for insurance purposes.

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