Minneapolis, MN (May 23, 2011) – The specially-equipped Farmers Insurance Mobile Command Center (MCC) has arrived in Minneapolis and has begun providing assistance to customers and non-customers, alike, impacted by the catastrophic tornadoes that struck Minnesota.
“This latest severe weather outbreak has caused much damage to north Minneapolis and our hearts go out to all the families who have been so terribly affected by these tornadoes,” stated Locke Pierce, state executive director for Farmers in Minnesota. “I want to reassure our customers that Farmers has the resources in place and we have already begun to provide help to our customers. We are reaching out to all of our customers and making sure they are being taken care of.”
Local residents needing assistance – whether they are Farmers customers or not - are encouraged to visit the Farmers MCC at:
701 West Broadway Ave
The 46-foot MCC bus is equipped with state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment, including satellite-linked cell phones and laptops, water, cold and hot drinks, and emergency supplies. All persons in need of immediate assistance are welcome to avail themselves of the provisions being offered and vehicles’ telecommunications equipment to contact family and friends and to advise worried loved-ones of their location and status.
Farmers Insurance customers with damage should immediately contact their agent or call Farmers’ 24-hour-claims hotline at 800-HelpPoint (800-435-7764) for immediate assistance.
Spanish-language claims assistance is available to Farmers customers by calling 877-RECLAMO (877-732-5266).
Foremost Insurance customers can call: 800-527-3907.
21st Century Insurance customers can call: 888-244-6163.
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.