Help contact numbers for storm victims

By WEEK Producer

Help contact numbers for storm victims

November 19, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Various organizations are offering their services in the wake of the tornadoes that ripped through central Illinois on Sunday.

State Farm has a hotline set up for tornado related claims, just call 1-800-SF-CLAIM.

A spokeswoman says the company has all ready received 1800 claims statewide, and they expect that number to grow. State Farm says that If you are making temporary fixes to your home, keep any receipts. You may be reimbursed for them later.

Country Financial customers can call 1-866-COUNTRY, stop by the company's temporary office in Washington (2265 Washington Rd.) or our claims office in West Peoria (1716 N. University). They can also visit www.countryfinancial.com to file a claim.

COUNTRY has had over 2,000 claims filed so far statewide but they expect that number to increase as customers are allowed back into hard hit areas of Washington.

In addition, American Family Insurance can be contacted at 1-800-MYAMFAM (1-800-692-6326), option 1.

Allstate customers can report property or auto damage from the recent storms by calling 1-800-54-STORM (800-547-8676).

Also, the Red Cross is accepting donations by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Illinois Central College is opening its dorms. They have 40-80 beds available if you or someone you know needs a place to sleep. Call (309)698-2088

The Washington Park District is offering free childcare all day Monday at 105 S. Spruce St. in Washington from 6:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Riverview Senior Living in East Peoria is offering temporary housing for any seniors displaced by the storm. Call 309-229-6258 for more information.

They are also helping people who are trying to connect with residents in hard hit areas. If you are looking for a loved one, visit www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing.

Finally, Pekin Veterinary Clinic and Aboard the Ark in Pekin are providing emergency housing for pets. They are located on Olt Avenue in Pekin.

Shelters are available at the following locations:

Washburn High School
Wynonna High School
Germantown High School
Toluca West School
Washburn Legion

We will update this page as we get more information.

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