State Farm says they have received 80,000 claims from Hurricane Sandy. Photo By Flickr user DVIDSHUB)
By Paul Morello
BLOOMINGTON - State Farm continues to see claims pour in from Hurricane Sandy.
Spokeswoman Holly Anderson said Monday the insurer has received 68,500 homeowner claims and 12,900 auto claims.
"We have set up mobile claims sites throughout the various counties so we can be on the ground assisting our policy holders as quickly as we can," she said.
New York has seen the highest number of claims, with 24,700 homeowners and 7,300 auto, Anderson said. That's followed by New Jersey with 18,400 home and 3,000 auto.
"Claims range from wind, water, fire. They kind of run the spectrum," she said.
State Farm has received claims from Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The insurer has also started an aerial campaign.
"We have a plane flying over New Jersey and New York today and tomorrow with our claims number. So we're hoping that even people who are not in our homes can go ahead and reach out to us to let us know they're okay," Anderson said.
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