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September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month

The Division of Financial Regulation encourages all Oregonians to use the resources below to protect your property before disaster strikes.

First Week of September is Home Inventory Week!



What would you do if you lost everything in an instant?

National Preparedness Month is designated to protecting your family and your property. One important way to do that is to protect your assets. The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation encourages Oregonians to do two simple tasks to save time, money, and stress when disaster strikes:

Home Inventory Week is designated to protecting your family by protecting your assets. To recognize the week, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation encourages Oregonians to do two simple tasks:

  1. Build a home inventory
  2. Review your insurance coverage

Watch this video to see how easy a home inventory is to build. This simple task will save time, money, and stress following a disaster.

Once your inventory is complete, contact your insurance company or agent to review your policies.

 Task 1Build your home inventory

Follow these easy steps to get started:

  • Step 1: Take photos of each room in your home. Pay close attention to what's on walls, in closets, and don't forget storage spaces.
  • Step 2: Write a brief description of each item. Note the make, model, price, and other details that might help when filing a claim.

Tip: Try to group similar items together when taking pictures.


Save time with the
Home Inventory Apps!

Mobile apps can make creating your home inventory easier. Download mobile apps to start building your personal property list.

Download mobile apps for iPhone Download mobile apps for Android

Here is a link to Apple Store® for Home Inventory
Here is a link for the Google Play®, search for "Home Inventory"


 Task 2Review your coverage

  • Discuss your policies with your insurance company or agent.
  • Make sure you have the right coverage and know what to expect when you file a claim.

Not sure where to start?

Call our consumer advocates at 888-877-4894 (toll-free), or email dfr.insurancehelp@oregon.gov.

 Get involved

Use these community resources to share your experience and encourage family, friends, and neighbors to get prepared as well.


Share your story

Has building a home inventory saved you or someone you know during a disaster? Share your story with us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Don't forget to tag #homeinventory and #insuranceready!

Social media graphics

Once you complete your home inventory, encourage others by sharing these ready-made social media graphics


 
 



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