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Oklahoma Insurance Claims from May Tornadoes Top 70,000

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OKLAHOMA CITY, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance claims filed in response to a major tornado outbreak in May jumped to 70,782 Tuesday, with insurance payments reaching $561,976,781.

"These numbers are more proof of the dramatic impact the tornadoes had on our state," said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. "Thousands of Oklahomans are now in the process of rebuilding their lives. Insurance can help them do that and I am glad to see that so many of the victims were insured. But the claims process can be complicated. My office is ready to assist consumers in any way possible."

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 (OID) will hold a series of educational forums for storm victims. The weekly forums, which begin Tuesday, allow impacted Oklahomans to ask questions and receive assistance with insurance-related issues.

OID experts will discuss various topics including; how to file a claim, what to do if your claim is denied, how to file a complaint and how to spot fraud. Attendees will also be able to ask questions about individual insurance concerns.

"Recovering From a Disaster Insurance Forums"
All events are 6:00-7:00pm

June 18th –Shawnee, Shawnee City Hall
June 24th – Little Axe, Little Axe High School
July 2nd – Carney, Carney Community Center
July 9thMoore, Community Christian Church
July 16thEl Reno, El Reno High School

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.

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


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