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9:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

State Farm on storm-related claims in Illinois

A representative with State Farm says the insurer received around 3,700 storm-related homeowners claims and 1,500 to 1,700 auto claims across Illinois.  Kelly Dale visited the Champaign county town of Gifford Thursday helping residents begin the claims process and access money for food, shelter and repairs.

 I try to make sure that they understand it’s going to be a long process… tedious… first thing is get contractor out, get repair estimates and go from there.

 Dale says a large percentage of the property claims from Sunday’s storms are for total losses.  He cautions residents to stay alert for scams and advises clients to always consult with local agents before paying for services.