- Social Security Numbers. Or, if you don’t know them, and are willing to wait 10-14 days, you can always request a replacement card. If you need new ones, hope you managed to make it out with other identifying information.
- All your insurance information: auto, flood if you’ve got it (and you should), or homeowner.
- Information about all the damage the disaster caused.
- Total annual household income before taxes.
- Address and phone number of the property where the damage occurred and current address and phone number.
- If you want direct deposit – which you really should, since mail service might not return for a while – you’ll “just” (as the site puts it) need your bank name, type of account, routing number and account number. J
[caption id="attachment_22216" align="alignright" width="300"] California wildfire via ABC News[/caption] Imagine you have only a few minutes to escape from a wildfire. You run out with nothing but your pajamas and maybe your wallet and keys, like these people just had to do. Or, imagine you put your feet over the side of your bed and realize the water is ankle-deep and rising. You grab what you can and climb out a window to the roof, like so many did during the recent hurricanes. Now, imagine you come back to your home. It’s charred rubbish. Or, it’s mildew-infested and waterlogged. You want to get federal assistance. After getting power and Replaceing a working computer and detouring past "404 File Not Found" errors, you Replace DisasterAssistance.gov. Here’s what you still need, according to the Disaster Survivor Information Checklist: