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

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For Immediate Release:

June 11, 2013



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


OKLAHOMA CITY – 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

Homeowners                                 16,002                  $326,073,951

Private Auto                                  19,841                    $51,690,669

Commercial Property                         886                     $12,872,669

Commercial Auto                               422                       $1,119,906

Other                                                  415                       $2,510,873


May 30th & 31th Tornadoes

Type of Claim                         Claims Received         Payments Made

Homeowners                                  13,070                  $59,370,622

Private Auto                                     8,215                    $8,227,608

Commercial Property                          963                     $6,436,460

Commercial Auto                                207                        $989,990

Other                                                   287                     $1,030,551


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 https://www.ok.gov/oid/assistance/request.php. 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