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PNC Bank Offers Five Tips for Hurricane Season

Thursday, May 31, 2012

PNC Bank Offers Five Tips for Hurricane Season08:00 EDT Thursday, May 31, 2012ORLANDO, Fla., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the forecast of four or more hurricanes this year, it is important to have a plan ? for you and your family, property and personal finances. PNC Bank's personal finance experts encourage you to take the time now to help make the potential process of recovery much easier. Here are five tips to be better prepared in the event of an emergency:Cash on Hand: In case power goes out and ATMs are not working, be sure to have some cash available in addition to debit and credit cards as well as personal checks. Register for Mobile Banking:  With a smartphone, you can access your account information, monitor transactions and pay bills from any location. Scan Important Documents: Make duplicate copies of all your important documents so you have copies if the originals are destroyed. Store Documents in a Safe Place: Back up your electronic files and keep important documents, i.e., identification and insurance policies, in a safe place separate from home. Consider containers that are water-proof and portable. Listen to Authorities:  Personal safety is paramount ? make sure you listen to watches, warnings and the advice of authorities. Take all necessary steps to help ensure the safety of you and your family.PNC Bank is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC).  PNC (www.pnc.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news and announcements from PNC.CONTACT:Zoraya Suarez(407) 440-2613zoraya.suarez@pnc.com   SOURCE PNC Bank