LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance Group® of Companies, including subsidiaries Foremost Insurance, 21st Century and Bristol West, are prepared for deployment to help customers once Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in Southern Florida this weekend and moves to the Florida panhandle, Alabama and Mississippi coasts.
"Isaac is moving through Cuba today and is expected to make landfall in the Florida keys sometime tomorrow," notes Paul Quinn, Assistant Vice President Claims for Farmers Insurance. "We will strategically position claims adjusters to deploy to all affected areas after Isaac makes landfall."
Farmers Insurance advises its customers in Isaac's projected path to pay close attention to the latest weather reports and begin making necessary preparations.
Farmers customers and non-customers alike can go to www.farmers.com and click on the Claims Section for tips on updating your home inventory, evacuation route planning and a new video on what to do before, during and after a hurricane. The video can be viewed at:
For those without computer access:
- Create a Home Inventory. Have an up-to-date inventory of all of your personal property.
- Prepare an Evacuation Plan. Plan ahead and map out a safe and smooth evacuation route, and please follow any evacuation orders. Also, have all prescriptions and important papers readily available in case you have to leave your home on short notice. It is also a good idea to have emergency supplies such as flashlights, radio, batteries and water on hand.
"Something we stress is that Farmers, Foremost, 21st Century and Bristol West customers need not go back to their homes for insurance papers when they have been told or have to leave," Quinn continued. "Calling the hotline 1-800 number is all you need to do."
Once Isaac makes land fall, Farmers and 21st Century customers with damage should immediately contact their agent or call Farmers' 24-hour-claims hotline, 1-800-435-7764 for immediate assistance.
Foremost Insurance customers should file their claim by calling: 1- 800-527-3907.
Bristol West Insurance customers should file their claim by calling: 1-800-274-7865.
Spanish-language claims assistance is available to Farmers customers by calling: 877-RECLAMO (877-732-5266).
Farmers customers can also go to www.Farmers.com or download the free iClaim app to file a claim..
Flood victims who have flood insurance should contact the National Flood Program at http://www.floodsmart.gov
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.
SOURCE Farmers Insurance