Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Louisiana
Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:
(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 Cards – Contact the appropriate issuing institution:
·American Express: 800-327-1267
Credit Reports: Equifax, Experian or TransUnion
Social Security Cards:
Fraud Alerts or a Credit Freeze:
Identity Theft Resource Center:
U.S. Savings Bonds:
Phone: 844-284-2676 (toll-free)
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.
National Archives Records:
Website: General: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/records-emergency/public.html
Website: Saving family records: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/disasterresponse/guidelines.html