Insurance claims filed in response to a major tornado outbreak in May jumped to 70,782 Tuesday, with insurance payments reaching $561,976,781.

“These numbers are more proof of the dramatic impact the tornadoes had on our state,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Thousands of Oklahomans are now in the process of rebuilding their lives. Insurance can help them do that and I am glad to see that so many of the victims were insured. But the claims process can be complicated. My office is ready to assist consumers in any way possible.”

May 19th & 20th Tornadoes

Type of Claim                        Claims Received         Payments Made

Homeowners                           17,182                         $374,144,234

Private Auto                            21,218                           $61,427,445

Commercial Property                    993                           $18,727,906

Commercial Auto                         457                             $1,450,418

Other                                         415                             $3,216,276

May 30th & 31th Tornadoes

Type of Claim                        Claims Received         Payments Made

Homeowners                           16,626                        $62,945,489

Private Auto                           10,475                          $19,067,584

Commercial Property                 1,557                          $10,600,186

Commercial Auto                         306                            $1,459,668

Other                                         391                            $1,360,596