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More Severe Weather Strikes the Central U.S.; Farmers Insurance® Deploys Additional Resources in Response

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Farmers Insurance® To Increase Catastrophe Claims Team Outreach


LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2017) – With harsh weather continuing to pummel large portions of the central United States, Farmers Insurance® has deployed additional specially-trained Catastrophe Claims Team members to provide front-line assistance to affected customers.

Farmers Insurance estimates that the series of storm systems which have moved across multiple states including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, will generate approximately $175 million in covered losses. Farmers® expects more claims to be filed over the next few weeks and encourages customers to use the online filing system, www.farmers.com/catastrophe/alert/, when possible to prevent lengthy call times.

Farmers Insurance encourages customers to continue to monitor the weather and prepare for potential future storms. If a storm is imminent, Farmers advises residents to try to place cars in covered areas, bring in breakable items from outside, especially things like glass table tops, and to remain vigilant for potential tornado watches or warnings.

Additional tips are available at: http://www.farmers.com/catastrophe/tornado-and-hurricane-preparation/ or https://www.farmers.com/news/seasonal-smarts/

Farmers customers who suffered damage from the storms should file their claims at www.farmers.com, via the Farmers Insurance Claims app, or by calling the 24-hour claims center.

Farmers Claims Contact Center number: 1-800-435-7764
Foremost and 21st Century customers can also use the 1-800-435-7764 number for immediate assistance.
Bristol West customers can call 1-800-274-7865 for immediate assistance.
Spanish-language claims assistance is available to Farmers customers by calling: 877-RECLAMO (877-732-5266)

About Farmers
"Farmers Insurance®" and "Farmers®" are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19 million individual policies, across all 50 states, through the efforts of more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange®, the largest of the three primary insurance insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2016 Fortune 500 list.For more information about Farmers Insurance, visit Farmers.com, Twitter and Instagram, @WeAreFarmers, or Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.