As a savings bond agent serving Louisiana and Mississippi counties recently affected by severe weather, your institution is authorized to redeem EE and I savings bonds less than one year old presented during the months of September 2012 and October 2012. Areas affected by the recent severe weather are listed below. This authorization pertains not only to bond owners still residing in affected areas, but also to those who evacuated from those areas. You should not require evidence of hardship, but must continue to abide by guidelines in the Guide to Cashing Savings Bonds (PD P 0022). This authorization will remain in effect through the end of October 2012.
Attached are tables showing redemption values of EE and I bonds less than one year old.
Replacement of missing or destroyed bonds for people in the affected area will be expedited. Bond owners should include the word "DISASTER" on the front of envelopes containing completed and signed claim forms. Forms are available through the following webpage: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/forms.htm (Off-site Link).
You may also contact the Minneapolis Treasury Retail Securities site for assistance.
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