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A tough road ahead for Maui Notaries, NNA replacing destroyed supplies

FEMA Maui fire aftermath

While relief efforts on Maui continue amid the disastrous wildfire that decimated the historic town of Lahaina, the focus will soon shift to recovery and rebuilding. In the months to come, Notaries will be on-task to help victims navigate the complexities of rebuilding their lives, properties, and businesses. It will be a lengthy, cumbersome, and difficult task.

To make matters more challenging: Many local Notaries themselves were among the victims and are dealing with their own losses. So the National Notary Association has offered to replace Notary supplies destroyed in the wildfire at no charge, like official seal stamps, notarial certificates, and journals.

The full scope of the loss of life and property remains undetermined, but its impact on thousands of people and businesses is clear. Individuals, families, and business entities will all be seeking remedies in a variety of areas, which will include piles of documents requiring notarization. Some of them include:

  • Proof of Ownership and Insurance Documents, like deeds homeowners’ insurance policies, and property damage assessment reports.
  • Replacement of Identification and Legal Documents like government-issued IDs, Social Security cards, and birth certificates.
  • Financial Documents like mortgages, loan agreements, contracts, bank statements and proof of income and employment documents.
  • Estate and Trust Documents including wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and advance medical directives.
  • Business Documents including business licenses and permits, articles of incorporation, and operating or partnership agreements.
  • Insurance and Claims Documents like claim forms, proofs of loss and inventories of lost or damaged items
  • Real Estate and Property Documents like building permits and zoning approvals, architectural plans and blueprints, and land surveys
The list of documents goes on, which is why the NNA is ready to support Notaries in any way possible. If you are an NNA Member or NNA Certified Notary Signing Agent and you lost your supplies in the wildfires, call us at 1-800-876-6827 to have them replaced at no charge. And in the months and years to come, NNA members and subscribers can always call the NNA Hotline at 1-888-876-0827 to get answers to difficult questions about documents or signer situations you will likely encounter as the rebuilding efforts commence.

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