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Replacing Personal Documents
After a Natural Disaster

NOTE: All of the organizations listed offer online resources. If personal computers are not available, public libraries and other agencies may have computers available to the general public.

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Document

Whom to Contact for Replacement

Texas Driver License

Texas Department of Public Safety (512) 424-2600 or Visit Online at www.txdps.state.tx.us link opens in new window

Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards, or Safe Deposit Boxes

Contact your financial institution or get contact information form the FDIC at (877) 275-3342 or Visit Online at www.fdic.gov link opens in new window

Credit Cards

Contact the issuing institution:

American Express (800) 992-3404 or http://home.americanexpress.com link opens in new window

Discover (800) 347-2683 or www.discovercard.com/discover/data/customer link opens in new window

Master Card (800) 622-7747
www.mastercard.com/cgi-bin/emergserv.cgi link opens in new window

Visa (800) 847-2911 www.usa.visa.com link opens in new window


NOTE:
If you don't remember all the credit cards you had, obtain a credit report from any of the three major credit bureaus.

Credit Report

Equifax, Experian or TransUnion - (877) 322-8228 or Visit Online at www.annualcreditreport.com link opens in new window

Social Security Card

Social Security (800) 772-1213 or Visit Online at
www.ssa.gov
link opens in new window

Birth Certificates or Marriage Licenses

Texas Department of State Health Services at
(512) 458-7111 or Visit Online at www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/default.shtm link opens in new window

Medicare Cards

Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 or Visit Online at www.socialsecurity.gov/medicarecard/ link opens in new window

Passport

U.S. Department of State , Passport Services, Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section (202) 955-0430 or Visit Online at http://travel.state.gov/passport/lost/us/us_848.html link opens in new window

U.S. Savings Bonds

U.S. Department of Treasury (800) 722-2678 or Visit Online at wwws.publicdebt.treas.gov/NC/FoRMSHome?FormType=SBF link opens in new window

Tax Returns

Internal Revenue Service (800) 829-1040 or Download the Request for Copy of Tax Return at:
www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf link opens in new window

Military Records

National Archives and Records Administration (866) 272-6272 or Visit Online at www.archives.gov/contact/ link opens in new window

 

Source: Disaster Recovery May Include Replacing Personal Documents.

http://agnews.tamu.edu/dailynews/stories/HURC/Oct0305a.htm link opens in new window