How To Replace Lost Or Damaged Documents After A Disaster
With all the recorded flooding in Louisiana over the past couple of weeks, people in South Louisiana have to deal with picking up the pieces and rebuilding their lives again. I mean some people lost everything from the homes, cars and personal belongings.
When you think of losing everything, people don't usually have top-of-mind awareness of that they may have lost important documents such as their birth certificates, drivers license, credit cards, and even your food stamp cards.
Well, we did some research and we found some great phone numbers and websites that can assist you in replacing any of the documents that you may have lost during a flood.
Now, if you were not affected by floods, then think about this! It's hurricane season, so this is a good list to have everything handy, just in case you may be in need of this info after a major disaster.
According to FEMA, here are the numbers you need to know:
(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578
Birth and Death Certificates:
Louisiana Driver’s Licenses:
Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards or Safe Deposit Boxes:
Credit Reports: Equifax, Experian or TransUnion
Social Security Cards:
Fraud Alerts or a Credit Freeze:
Identity Theft Resource Center:
Phone: Check with your insurance agent.
Real Estate and Property Records (Mortgage Documents, Deeds, etc.):
Phone: Contact your agent.
Medical and Prescription Records:
Call your doctor; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically.
Proof of Address/Residency:
Contact your local utility company to obtain a recent bill.
It's always good to be prepared in case of a disaster. We hope this helps.