Post-Tornado Emergency Ruling Aims to Bring Adjusters to Oklahoma

February 17, 2009

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland declared a state of emergency following the recent deadly tornadoes and severe weather in her state. The declaration enables emergency claims adjusters to be licensed temporarily to expedite the insurance claims process and provide immediate assistance to those impacted.

“My thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering as a result of these storms, especially those who have lost loved ones,” Commissioner Holland said. “As recovery begins, this order will help Oklahomans by providing quick access to insurance adjusters.”

Oklahomans with insurance questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-522-0071.

The severe storms brought tornadoes, hail and high winds resulting in widespread damage and the loss of life. The Declaration of Emergency allows for emergency adjusters to be licensed for 90 days and to adjust claims related to yesterday’s severe weather.

Source: Oklahoma Insurance Department,

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