State Farm responds to those affected by Superstorm Sandy

By Denise Jackson

October 30, 2012 Updated Oct 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM CDT

On Monday, the company sent hundreds of workers as part of its catastrophe team to East Coast areas in anticipation of the worst.

State Farm Spokeswoman Holly Anderson says about 6,000 homeowner claims have already come in and nearly 1,000 auto claims were reported.  Howevwer, she expects that number to continue climbing.

"We feel like we're prepared; the core of our business is responding to claims," said Anderson. "Right now we're just focused on getting in and helping people recover from the unexpected and we need to do that well."

Right now-, Anderson says claims adjusters are in staging areas along the East Coast, waiting until it's safe to move into those locations badly damaged by Sandy.




BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Many are calling Superstorm Sandy one of the worst to ever to hit the U.S as damage estimates are expected to climb into the billions of dollars.

Bloomington-based State Farm is the leading auto and home insurer in the country and this latest disaster could be a very costly payout.

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