Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

Experts: Papers you need after a disaster that could get you thousands more from insurance companies

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahomans learned a valuable lesson about keeping records after tornadoes tore through parts of the state last year.

As those families started to pick up the pieces, many people found out just how important it is to have a home inventory.

Experts say preparing an inventory can be time consuming but could mean the difference between hundreds and thousands of dollars when it comes to insurance claims.

Officials say just because you have home insurance, you must provide documented proof of ownership to receive money to cover the full extent of the loss.

Once those inventories are done, save them in multiple places like a secured site online, a family member's home, in a safe deposit box at the bank and even with your insurance agent.

For more information on how to create an inventory, visit the Oklahoma Insurance Department's website.

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