Help After a Disaster Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help legislators, city/county officials, and other stakeholders provide helpful information to Texans after severe weather or disasters. Below you will find content ideas you can share on your social media channels, flyers you can download and print, postcards you can request OPIC to mail to you, and other resources you may need.

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Social Media Resources

Here are messages you can share on your social media channels. You can either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience. Feel free to substitute “Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC)” in any of the social media posts below with our handles on Twitter and Facebook. 

Storms/Tornadoes

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️  Picking up the pieces after a storm isn’t easy. Check out Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC)’s website for more tips on filing a claim: https://www.opic.texas.gov/residential-property-insurance/claims/  

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Suffering damage or loss to your home can be stressful. Filing an insurance claim doesn’t have to be. The Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) can help answer your questions. https://www.opic.texas.gov/residential-property-insurance/claims/ 

Wildfires

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🔥  Was your home or property damaged by recent wildfires? Make sure you file your insurance claim ASAP. Get tips from the Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) to file your claim: https://www.opic.texas.gov/residential-property-insurance/claims/ 

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Suffering damage or loss to your home can be stressful. Filing an insurance claim doesn’t have to be. The Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) can help answer your questions. https://www.opic.texas.gov/residential-property-insurance/claims/ 

Download Social Media Posts Calendar

We’ve created a Word document with the above sample social media text and graphics all in one easy file.

Printable Flyers

These flyers can be linked to on social media or printed and shared with constituents/consumers. Click the icon to download a PDF of the flyer below. If you’d like us to mail you copies, free of charge, fill out the publication request form.

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"Filing an Insurance Claim After a Wildfire"

An informational flyer that provides tips for filing a claim after a wildfire.

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"Filing an Insurance Claim After a Storm"

An informational flyer that provides tips for filing a claim after a storm.

Postcards

These postcards can be linked to on social media or printed and shared with constituents/consumers. Click the icon to download a PDF of the postcards below. If you’d like us to mail you copies of any of these documents, free of charge, fill out the publication request form.

"What to Do After a Storm"

An informational postcard that provides resources to help you after a storm.

Wildfire Postcard

"What to Do After a Wildfire"

An informational postcard that provides resources to help you after a wildfire.

"What to Do After Your Home Floods"

An informational postcard that provides resources to help you after flood damages your home.

Other Resources

Other OPIC webpages you might find useful:

Helpful Contact Information

  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI): call their Consumer Help Line at 800-252-3439 or visit their website
  • Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA): call their Claims Center at 877-281-1431 (English) or 866-443-3144 (Español) visit their website
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Call 877-336-2627 or visit their website
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): call 1-800-621-3362 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM): call 512-424-2208 or visit their website