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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Property and auto insurance claims related to the May 19 & 20 tornadoes in Oklahoma have already reached 22,422, according to a data call by the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). That number is expected to rise over the coming weeks and months. The filed claims represent insured losses of at least $85 million. According to Oklahoma Emergency Management, 3,937 structures were impacted during the tornados with 1,248 destroyed.
“The staggering number of claims in one week’s time shows just how disastrous severe weather can be in our state and the importance of protecting yourself with insurance,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “We have a commitment to communities that were impacted to not only be there for them with answers to their insurance questions, but also provide support and assistance as they navigate the insurance process to recover from these catastrophic losses.”
Several OID consumer assistance booths are open to continue helping storm victims with insurance claims and questions. The Insurance Command Center, located at 301 NE 27thSt., Moore, is available to insurers and consumers. It will continue to operate indefinitely. The following consumer booths are open in other impacted areas:
Little Axe Elementary School (Gymnasium)
2000 168th Ave NE
Little Axe, OK
Carney High School (Rooms 5-7)
304 S. Carney Road
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
One John C Bruton Boulevard
Shawnee, OK 74804
Please visit http://www.ok.gov/oid/disasterrecovery.htmlfor more information and support to assist with disaster recovery from Oklahoma’s tornadoes.
About the Oklahoma Insurance Department
The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.
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