SOURCE: Farm Family

Farm Family

October 01, 2015 17:18 ET

Farm Family Offers Safety Information Ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

Catastrophe Teams on Standby If Policyholders Experience Severe Weather Related Claims

GLENMONT, NY--(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - As hurricane Joaquin continues to intensify, the National Weather Service is urging residents in the Northeast to prepare for severe weather. Heavy rain and gusty winds are anticipated with flooding likely.

Farm Family urges severe weather safety and offers the following tips to help prepare yourself and property before a storm:

  • Invest in a weather radio
  • Remain aware of weather conditions in your area
  • Heed all storm and tornado warnings
  • Determine the safest location in your home to take shelter (basement, interior rooms, etc.)
  • Move vehicles into a garage

In addition, Farm Family has claims teams on standby in the event policyholders experience severe weather-related claims. For personalized service, policyholders can visit their local agent's office or call Farm Family's 24-hour claims hotline at 1.800.948-3276.

If property damage does occur, Farm Family encourages policyholders to wait to make repairs until an adjuster can complete a property inspection. If immediate action is absolutely necessary to prevent further damage, make sure it's safe to make repairs and take time to thoroughly document the damage. All repair-related receipts should be saved so they can be included in claim reports. For those policyholders who sustained vehicle damage, appraisers will be available to assist with inspections.

About Farm Family

Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company, Farm Family life Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company, Glenmont, New York, have been protecting the plans and property of individuals, families and businesses for more than 60 years. The Farm Family group serves 13 Northeastern and mid-Atlantic States. Farm Family's agents offer life insurance, annuities and property and casualty insurance including auto and home insurance, agribusiness insurance and insurance coverage for certain commercial exposures. For information go to www.farmfamily.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Jeff Mills
    Executive Vice President-Chief Claims Officer
    417.887.4990, Ext. 2199
    American National Center
    1949 East Sunshine Street
    Springfield, MO 65899
    jeff.mills@anpac.com