Farmers® Catastrophe Response Team Is Here to Help You
Affected by recent fires and need help?
Call us anytime, day or night
1-877-732-5266 (en Español)
1-888-891-1660 TTY (for the hearing impaired)
File a claim or check claim status
Visit our Mobile Claims Center locations
In the event of a major catastrophe, our Mobile Claims Center will be on the scene staffed with claims professionals to help get you the information you need, get your claim started and help connect you with friends and family. Find the location of the Mobile Claims Center buses on Twitter @FarmersResponse .
Post disaster safety
If you have been impacted by wildfires, your safety is our priority. Those in need can locate open shelters through the Red Cross or text SHELTER + your ZIP code (example: SHELTER90210) to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area.
You can visit www.ready.gov/wildfires to learn about what to do before, during and after a wildfire. It offers this advice for returning home after a fire:
- Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
- Use caution when entering burned areas as hazards may still exist, including hot spots, which can flare up without warning.
- For several hours after the fire, maintain a "fire watch." Check and re-check for smoke, sparks or hidden embers throughout the house, including the roof and the attic. Evacuate immediately if you smell smoke.
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:
Contact your claim representative
After you've handled all of the immediate dangers, and gotten yourself and your family to a safe place, you should alert your claim representative with an inventory of your losses. Your claim representative can then get started on investigating and replacing your property.
- 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.