ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 8, 2011 Evacuated Silver City wildfire residents insured with State Farm Insurance are encouraged to contact their State Farm agent right awayeven if they donŐt know whether their property is affected by the wildfire.
People buy insurance for times like this, and our whole reason for existence at State Farm is to be there for our policyholders in their time of need, said State Farm spokeswoman Angela Thorpe. Right now it is most important for those affected by the wildfire to let us know how to contact them. We also encourage our policyholders to save their receipts for any temporary living expenses they incur.
The State Farm homeowners policy provides temporary living expense coverage for homeowners required to evacuate, such as motel and food expenses, subject to their policy deductible.
Until residents and claims personnel are allowed into the fire area, it is too early to estimate the number of homes damaged by the fire. State Farm claim representatives are already working with owners of a home confirmed to have been destroyed by the fire.
State Farm is the largest insurer of homes and vehicles in New Mexico and the U.S.
Angela M. Thorpe, State Farm Insurance, (303) 264-1560.
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