State Damage Assessment Hotline to Close Saturday
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Individuals may continue to register storm damage online
The Oklahoma Damage Assessment Hotline will close at 7 p.m. Saturday. However, individuals and business owners may continue to report uninsured ice storm damages via the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) Web site.
Already more than 8,500 reports have been received through the toll free Hotline (866) 560-7584 and the Web site www.oem.ok.gov The Hotline will be open until 7 p.m. tonight and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The reports are needed to gather preliminary damage information to strengthen the state’s application for federal disaster assistance for individuals and business owners. To submit a report, go to www.oem.ok.gov and click on the Oklahoma Ice Storm Damage Assessment Online Form link. Complete the form and a report will be submitted.
OEM is gathering the information to strengthen the state’s application for federal disaster assistance for individuals and business owners. Next week OEM will send assessment teams to the field to verify the damage.
The online form requests the property owner’s name, address, phone number, type damage sustained and the date the damage occurred. Individuals are asked if they have temporary housing expenses, sustained loss of income because their business or place of employment was closed, and whether their vehicle was damaged due to the storm.
Anyone who has already reported damages via the Oklahoma Damage Assessment Hotline does not need to complete the online report. Information from both sources will be used in compiling the state’s justification to receive additional disaster assistance.