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Farmers Insurance joins highway officials in asking Missouri drivers to stay off the streets during terrible snow storms

Jefferson City, MO.—(February 1, 2011) - Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® wants all Missourians to be safe during the snow and ice storms that are pounding the state. 

“We are joining the call by all emergency service personnel and the highway patrol and asking all Missouri drivers to not drive until it is safe,” noted Paul Crosetti, Farmers Missouri State Executive Director.  “The weather service is calling this a major and deadly storm and if you drive be extra careful and be sure to take extra clothes, blankets and water for any emergency.”

Farmers’ customers who need to file a claim are asked to call Farmers’ 24 hour claims hotline, 800-HelpPoint (1-800-435-7764) for immediate assistance.

Foremost Insurance customers should file their claim by calling: 1-800-527-3907.

Farmers reminds homeowners to be extra careful while using kerosene or gas heaters, wood fireplaces or wood heaters in the home.  “Make sure the heaters are in a safe location,” Crosetti said.  ”Follow the safety instructions carefully for each heater.  When using the fireplace, make sure you are not burning anything that could be highly flammable, and  keep children safe from high heat and flames.”

About Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, 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 Financial Services 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.

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