The Catastrophe Response Team
We are assisting customers in areas affected by catastrophes
We are assisting customers affected by strong winds, rain and hail in the Chicago metro area and the surrounding areas.
Catastrophe adjusters have been deployed to assist with claims and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. File a claim with the Farmers Mobile App, file online, contact your agent, or call the Claims Contact Center at (800) 435-7764.
After a disaster
If you have been impacted by a disaster, safety is priority. Those in need can locate open shelters through the Red Cross.
Please stay alert and avoid dangers, such as:
- Damaged roads or bridges
- Broken or damaged power lines and gas lines
- Broken glass, splintered wood and other sharp, dangerous objects
Remember to cooperate with authorities. We can all do our part to help in an emergency by staying updated and complying when officials in the area recommend keeping phone lines clear, staying off emergency roads or taking other safety precautions.
For Federal disaster assistance, connect with:
- If you have a National Flood Insurance Program Policy, FEMA has information on how to file a claim.
- Do some temporary repairs to prevent any looting or further damages, if you can.
- Hire a reliable contractor. Beware of fraudulent contractors who prey on disaster victims.
- Please be patient, especially if there’s widespread damage in your community.
Preparation and Safety Tips
Information provided the Institute for Business & Home Safety. The Institute for Business & Home Safety’s mission is to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other property losses by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices.
The information and suggestions presented range from simple weekend tasks to involved projects that may require professional assistance. Before starting on any activity, make sure you are comfortable with the required skill level. If you are uncertain, contact a professional. Report any property damage to your insurance agent or company representative immediately after a wildfire or other natural disaster and make temporary repairs to prevent further damage.