March Roar Echoes Across The Country
State Farm® Is Ready For 2011 Storm Season Are You?
Bloomington, Ill., (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 first wind and rain event of the season resulted in more than 10,000 claims across the country.
See how your state compares to others when it comes to most common insurance claims.
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:
- Organize an evacuation plan and establish an emergency meeting place should your family get separated.
- Make an emergency storm kit including a transistor radio, flashlight, batteries and simple first-aid items in a waterproof container.
- Protect your property with a home inventory. An accurate inventory and proof of ownership at the time of loss can make claim settlement easier and faster.
- Check to make sure your insurance coverage is up-to-date. Schedule time with your agent to discuss your insurance needs.
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.
About State Farm®
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 43 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.