PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring

Oklahoma Insurance Claims from El Reno, Moore Tornadoes Top 60,000

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance claims filed in response to several May tornadoes jumped to 60,308 Tuesday, with insurance payments reaching $470,323,299.

"These numbers are already staggering, and this is just the beginning," said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. "Many of the victims haven't received their entire settlement checks yet, so that payment number will continue to go up for a while. This is something the state of Oklahoma is going to be dealing with for a long time. Those affected by the storms need to know that we're here to help, for as long as it takes."

May 19th & 20th Tornadoes

Type of Claim

Claims Received

Payments Made




Private Auto 



Commercial Property



Commercial Auto






May 30th & 31th Tornadoes

Type of Claim

Claims Received

Payments Made




Private Auto



Commercial Property



Commercial Auto






The Oklahoma Insurance Department's consumer assistance division is available to answer any insurance-related questions.  Calls to the division have risen 59 percent since the May 20th tornado. The staff has also sent out approximately 40 Request for Assistance (RFA) forms per day since May 20th. The form is also available online at Once the form is filed, OID representatives can investigate a complaint against an insurer.

OID consumer assistance representatives are stationed at Westmoore High School Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Help is also available by calling 1-800-522-0071.

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.

For more information contact:
Kelly Collins
(405) 522-0683

SOURCE Oklahoma Insurance Department


Featured Video

Journalists and Bloggers

Visit PR Newswire for Journalists for releases, photos, ProfNet experts, and customized feeds just for Media.

View and download archived video content distributed by MultiVu on The Digital Center.

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.



PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.


Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.


Online Member Center

Not a Member?
Click Here to Join
Search News Releases
Advanced Search
  1. PR Newswire Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
  5. Send a News Release