Monday, May 5, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – In light of the wildfires damaging homes and property across the state, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is urging Oklahomans to complete a home inventory before it’s too late.
“After a disaster, an inventory helps provide proof of personal property loss,” said Doak. “When you file a claim, your insurance company will want an itemized list of everything that was damaged. Trying to come up with that list from memory is extremely difficult, especially during a crisis. That’s why it is critically important to complete your home inventory right now.”
Commissioner Doak made the comments after touring wildfire damage in Guthrie where thousands of acres and dozens of structures have been scorched since Sunday.
“The damage from this event is devastating,” said Doak. “Rebuilding your life after a disaster like this takes a tremendous amount of time, money and effort. We will be there for the victims as long as they need us.”
Wildfire victims with insurance-related questions are urged to call the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Consumer Assistance hotline at 1-800-522-0071.