State Farm® Customers Impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire Should Contact Their Agent, Save Receipts for Temporary Living Expenses
Colorado Springs, Colo., June 23, 2012 - Evacuated residents impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire and insured with State Farm are encouraged to contact their agent right away - even if they don’t know yet whether their property is affected by the wildfire.
No claims have been reported at this time.
“People buy insurance for times like this and that’s why we exist, to be there for our customers in their time of need,” said State Farm spokeswoman Angela Thorpe. “Right now it’s important for those affected by the wildfire to safely follow evacuation procedures and 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.
State Farm is the largest insurer of homes and vehicles in Colorado
For insurance advice the media are invited to locate company representatives (visible with our brand) on hand at both Red Cross evacuation centers. If the media are not allowed into the evacuation centers, contact information below is provided to help make the connection for you.
Angela M. Thorpe, State Farm Media Specialist
(303) 264-1560 or (303) 870-5462
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