For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2019
Commissioner Mulready Reinforces Preparedness
in Response to Recent Storms
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department is ready to help anyone affected by last night’s severe weather and encouraging others to get ready for the next round of storms. This week, the Oklahoma Insurance Department kicked off a new preparedness program called “Get Ready.”
“Last night’s storms reinforced why we launched ‘Get Ready’ this week,” Commissioner Mulready said. “Being prepared for severe weather will give you peace of mind and make the recovery process easier. One of the things I hope all Oklahomans will do before the next storm is prepare a home inventory.”
Making a home inventory includes documenting all the items inside a home including taking pictures or video. For tools to start a home inventory, go to oid.ok.gov/GetReady.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Consumer Assistance division is ready to help anyone who received damage from yesterday’s storms. Here are some tips for storm victims:
- Contact your insurance company to start the claims process
- Take photos or video of the damage before removing debris or cleaning up
- Make temporary repairs to prevent further damage
Another way to get ready is to understand your insurance coverage especially as it relates to roof damage. Read your policy, and if you have questions, call your insurance agent to clarify.
You can also call the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 800-522-0071 if you have questions about your policy or about the claims process.