Get Ready Checklist
  1. Create a home inventory (photos/video)
  2. Know your policy & coverage type (Replacement or Actual Cash Value)
  3. Have a safety plan (home, work & school)
  4. Practice safety plan (especially with young children)
  5. Prepare a “Go Bag”(helmet, goggles, flashlight, water, snacks, baby supplies, medication and chargers)
  6. Protect your head from flying debris & wear shoes
  7. If you have a storm shelter, clean it in advance
  8. Plan for your pets
  9. Have multiple ways to receive alerts (NOAA Weather Radio, phone apps, TV)
  10. Understand the difference between a watch (possibility of concerning weather) and a warning (severe weather is imminent)
  11. Check for weather alerts frequently when storms are forecasted

Click here to download the Get Ready Checklist

During the COVID-19 health crisis, we recommend sheltering from tornadoes inside your home when possible. If you don’t have a below-ground storm shelter, take shelter in a closet, bathroom, interior hallway or other interior room with no windows on the lowest level of the house or building.

If your family typically takes refuge in a public storm shelter in your community, first check with your community shelter managers to ensure the shelter will still be open and if there are any special considerations to plan for due to COVID-19. For more information, click here.

Oklahoma’s weather can be unpredictable and dangerous. The time to GET READY for a natural disaster is before the emergency strikes. Preparing properly is the key to saving lives, protecting your property and recovering quickly.

Here you can find tips and resources to GET READY for the most common disasters and emergencies in our state. If you have questions about how the Oklahoma Insurance Department can help, call 800-522-0071.