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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2005
CONTACT: DHSMV Press Office FRANK PENELA (850) 487-4636

DHSMV to Issue Identification Cards to Eligible Residents from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is working with officials in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to allow their residents who, as a result of Hurricane Katrina are in Florida, to obtain identification cards or driver licenses. Many residents from the impacted states who were forced from their homes are finding themselves without proper identification, which is needed for many services from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including benefits.

Eligible residents from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi can go to any driver license office in Florida to obtain identification cards. Florida will then contact officials in their home state who will send pertinent information to Florida. Florida will then issue an identification card or driver license to the eligible individual. Identification cards will be issued free of charge.

Information on locations of Florida driver license offices is available online at www.hsmv.state.fl.us.

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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