OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A telephone hot line is being established by the state Department of Emergency Management for reporting uninsured damage caused by the ice storm in Oklahoma. The toll-free Oklahoma Damage Assessment Hotline will open Thursday at 7 a.m. and will take calls from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.
The call center is to gather preliminary damage information to be used in the state's application for federal disaster assistance for individuals and business owners. It will also be used to identify where damage assessment teams need to inspect to help Oklahomans qualify for disaster assistance.
Callers will be asked for their name, address of the damaged property and the type of damage to their property. They'll also be asked if they have a financial loss because their business or place of employment was closed due to the storm.
The phone number is 866-560-7584.