Homeowners should inspect their property for damage as soon as it is safe to do so, and make temporary repairs to prevent further damage, such as stopping water leaks,
He said property owners should keep receipts to ensure a record for the claim adjuster. Camoriano also reminded property owners to be watchful for con artists.
Following the storm
Attorney General Scott Pruitt also warned residents in storm-damaged areas to beware of home repair schemes and charity fraud that typically follow severe weather outbreaks.
“We know from past experience that this type of damage attracts criminals looking for ways to take advantage of Oklahomans,” Pruitt said. “We're getting the message out now so people can be aware of such quick-fix schemes and spread the word to neighbors and family members before they become victims.”
Pruitt said home repair and charity fraud are the most likely scams people will encounter.
“Within the next few days, home and business owners will want to repair storm damage quickly, but we caution them to be patient and make sure they are using a reputable home repair contractor,” he said. “Investigators with our Public Protection Unit have prosecuted unscrupulous repair workers ... who follow storms across the state to profit from the misfortune of others.”