Columbia, MO, March 22, 2011 Spring has arrived, and with it comes severe weather. Already this month State Farm has dispatched national catastrophe services teams across the country to assist local State Farm agents and claims personnel in accessing wind and hail damage.
The two major storms that ripped through the St. Louis area this year have resulted in more than 2,000 claims. State Farm has already paid out more than $7 million from those events.
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There isnt a community in the nation that is immune to severe weather, but being prepared for spring storms can help you weather the inevitable.
Before severe weather strikes your neighborhood take some time to prepare:
When severe weather rolls in, monitor the radio for weather updates. If you are instructed to evacuate, go to a shelter as directed by local authorities.
If you experience property damage during severe weather, contact your State Farm agent or 1-(800)-SFClaim.
Jim Camoriano, State Farm Insurance, (573) 499-2452
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