As the summer surges on, Americans are getting closer and closer to that time of year where natural disasters become much more common. High temperatures have dried out forests, turning them into tinderboxes. The summer sun also heats the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, leading to hurricanes in the southeast. In order to weather these natural disasters, households and businesses have to be proactive. Valuable collectibles and important documents don’t fare well against fire or water. So, what can we do to protect these items before disaster strikes?