Tornado Survivors Learn about Replacing Lost Documents and More at Recovery Centers in Oklahoma

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Angel Ocasio is a FEMA applicant services representative working at the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Little Axe Elementary School. His job is to ensure that survivors get everything they are eligible to receive. Sometimes that means helping the survivor figure out what documents they may need to keep their disaster assistance applications moving along.
Many documents can be replaced by contacting the companies or agencies which issued them. Some of the places you may want to contact include:

State of Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma offers multiple resources for replacing lost documents for survivors of the May tornadoes:  

Federal Agencies
The federal government provides replacement documents for survivors of federally-declared disasters:

  •  Social Security card – contact your local Social Security office
  • Free expedited tax return transcripts – call the IRS Disaster Assistance Hotline at 866 562-5227 or visit irs.gov  (Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes.)
  • Free expedited tax return transcripts – call the IRS Disaster Assistance Hotline at 866 562-5227 or visit irs.gov (Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes.)
  •  Fraud alerts or a credit freeze – call the identity theft helpline at 877-438-4338 or contact the
     Federal Trade Commission

 Representatives at the toll-free phone number 800-621-3362 or online at DisasterAssistance can also help survivors find out what needs to be done to complete the registration process.
Learn about replacing lost documents and other recovery concerns at Disaster Recovery Centers in Carney, Norman, Oklahoma City and Shawnee. A FEMA video shows activity in the recovery center in Norman.A FEMA video shows activity in the recovery center in Norman.

Last Updated: 
06/20/2013 - 16:37