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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 13, 2013) - Regulators from seven states attended an educational post-natural disaster forum in Oklahoma, following the tornadoes that hit the cities of Moore and El Reno in May.
"This forum is an important opportunity to share our coordinated efforts to assist consumers in the aftermath of these storms," said John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner. "Our department continues to work diligently on outreach and response efforts to those in impacted areas."
Hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department, the forum included a tour of areas damaged by the tornadoes, as well as a visit to the National Weather Center and the Storm Prediction Center.
"Seeing the devastation firsthand is a stark reminder that extreme weather can hit any of our states," said Jim Donelon, NAIC President and Louisiana Insurance Commissioner. "We value opportunities to come together following disasters to learn from the efforts of our fellow regulators as they work to help their communities recover and rebuild."
Regulators from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey and Wisconsin attended the forum. To date, estimated insured losses from the tornadoes are more than $470 million.

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