For Immediate Release:
April 17, 2019
Commissioner Glen Mulready Says Get Ready
OKLAHOMA CITY – With storm season here, Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready is asking Oklahomans to get ready. The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is launching the “Get Ready” initiative this month to encourage people to prepare before a storm hits.
“We never know when the next storm is going to strike,” Commissioner Mulready said. “But we do know that preparation ahead of the disaster makes recovery an easier road. That’s why I’m asking Oklahomans to pledge to get ready.”
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), Department of Finance and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) are partnering with OID on the “Get Ready” campaign.
“The state of Oklahoma can only be fully prepared for disasters when our communities, families and individuals are prepared,” said Mark Gower, OEM Director. “Take time now to get ready by preparing yourself, your home and your workplace for severe weather and other common emergencies.”
“Those who are prepared for disaster are the ones who recover the fastest,” said Randall Ice, Barnabas Professor of Finance, UCO. “That’s why we’re happy to partner with the Insurance Department’s efforts to get ready for the unforeseen financial risks we face in life.”
Some tips to “Get Ready” for Oklahoma’s severe weather include:
- Make an emergency plan at home and work.
- Create a home inventory and store it off-site.
- Understand your insurance policy and know what it will and won’t cover.
There are more helpful tips and a free eBook on how to get ready for tornadoes and severe storms on oid.ok.gov/GetReady.
Commissioner Mulready will kick off the “Get Ready” campaign on Monday, April 29 at 2 p.m. with a press conference on the 1st Floor Rotunda at the State Capitol. The staff at OID are also participating in “Get Ready” activities during the week of April 29. Activities include a tornado drill and a Q&A panel.