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FOR RELEASE: November 4 , 2005
Louisiana-born Hurricane Evacuees Birth Certificate Services Now Available in Louisiana
The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Vital Records Office announced today that effective Monday, Nov. 7, hurricane evacuees from Louisiana can begin making applications for birth certificates directly to the Louisiana Vital Records/Health Statistics Central Office. Applicants should note that fees will be charged.
Oklahoma’s Vital Records Office, in collaboration with the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems, has been assisting hurricane evacuees born in Louisiana who relocated to Oklahoma, to obtain their birth certificates from Louisiana at no charge since the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
“We have processed more than 100 requests and will continue to assist people as needed through the close of business today,” said Oklahoma State Registrar John C. Burks Sr. “It has been our pleasure to offer support services for the people of Louisiana during these very trying times.”
The Louisiana Vital Records Office reports that it has made progress towards resuming normal operations and implemented the following procedures:
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