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Farmers Insurance addresses Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) in Duncan, OK

“Disaster Response Outlined and Mobile Catastrophe Claims Bus Displayed”

Duncan, OK—(July 26, 2011)—Farmers Insurance employee DeWayne Merritt will address approximately 50 county officials attending the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting in Duncan on July 28.

“LEPC is comprised of fire, police, industry and health representatives from counties in Southwest Oklahoma,” explained Jimmy Pryor, a member of the Stephens County LEPC. “Although our primary purpose is facilitating the hazardous chemicals information between responders and industry, we also use the meetings to better educate all concerning disasters,” Pryor said.

“We are pleased to display our mobile catastrophe claims vehicle (MCC) at this meeting,” noted Merritt. “The MCC is 46 ft long and filled with state-of-the-art communications, supplies, satellite phones and laptops, and has a grill that can feed victims at any disaster in the state. We also have a catastrophe corps comprised of claims personnel, agents, State Executive Director and employees that deploy in a moments notice to any disaster that strikes in Oklahoma. We pride ourselves as being among the first into a disaster area and the last to leave helping our customers and non-customers alike. Farmers is honored to be a part of this group that is dedicated to serving the communities where we work and live.”

About Farmers
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 or at

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