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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.

September 16–22 is Home Inventory Week!

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

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.

Learn more about creating a home inventory
Download the home inventory checklist

Save time with the
myHome Scr.App.book app!

Mobile apps can make creating your home inventory easier. Download myHome Scr.App.book to start building your personal property list.

Download myHome Scr.APP.book for iPhone Download myHome Scr.APP.book for Android

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 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 cp.ins@oregon.gov.

Get involved!

 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!

 

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