State Farm Prepared for Hurricane Alex

Jun 30, 2010, 14:54 ET from State Farm

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm®, the leading insurer of cars and homes in Texas and the nation, is ready for Hurricane Alex. The company is reassigning key personnel to focus on preparing for Alex's impact and have ensured our lines of communication are open, clear and ready in advance of the storm.

Catastrophe Response Vehicles are being dispatched from the company's headquarters to a staging area in Austin, Texas. Once Alex makes landfall, the vehicles will move into impacted areas to allow our policyholders to begin the claim process.

State Farm's state-of-the-art Catastrophe Team, a mobile workforce of experienced claim representatives, is ready to respond quickly – and wirelessly – if Hurricane Alex impacts our customers. On the ground, the largest claims team in the industry is ready to work with associates, agents and their staff who are spread across Alex's potential impact area. They're ready to start assisting policyholders as soon as help is needed.

If you're affected by Alex, call 1-800-SF-CLAIM. For additional information about State Farm storm readiness please visit www.statefarm.com.

About State Farm

State Farm® insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and 67,000 employees serve 81 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly two million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

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