Farmers Insurance Preparedness Video for the Hail Storm Weather Ahead is now Available on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance offers tips on how to keep your home and auto safe during the hail storm season in a new video that can be found on Farmers YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/farmersinsurance.

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Watch Farmers Insurance agent Thomas as he witnesses the first indoor hailstorm demonstration at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center in South Carolina. The video demonstration shows that a single hailstone can range in size from five millimeters, all the way up to the size of a large grapefruit?  "So, next time you're re-roofing your house, make sure you choose impact-resistant shingles that will stand up against hail damage," Thomas cautions.

"Farmers Insurance believes that empowering consumers with smart insurance knowledge is the best way to help them avoid potential problems," says Farmers Vice President, Brian Braddock. "We created a video to demonstrate the amazing research that IBHS conducts to provide information to consumers about how to protect their property during a hail storm."

The mission of IBHS is to conduct research to identify and promote effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses, and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss. "IBHS is a perfect partner for Farmers because we are both dedicated to making consumers better prepared," Braddock continued.  IBHS also put together a fact sheet on hailstorms which can be accessed at http://www.disastersafety.org/wp-content/uploads/Hail-Facts_IBHS.pdf.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

Contact:

Jerry Davies


213-400-4459

jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com

SOURCE Farmers Insurance



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