Oct 6, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Insurance representatives are ready to assist victims of Hurricane Matthew in Florida and Georgia with home and vehicle claims. Hurricane Matthew continues to strengthen as it gets closer to the eastern coast of Florida and Georgia. Mercury customers can report losses and damages through the claims hotline at (800) 503-3724.
"Hurricanes of this magnitude are extremely dangerous and can be devastating," says Mercury Insurance Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. "Water surges and strong winds often precede the eye of the storm, so it is extremely important to comply with evacuation notices. We have mobilized our claims teams and are ready to respond quickly to our customers' requests for help. Whether it's providing living expenses while they are out of their homes or facilitating claims, we're committed to providing Mercury policyholders with the assistance they need."
Mercury, specializing in personal auto and homeowners insurance, encourages customers to review insurance policies each year with their local agents. Mercury customers in Florida and Georgia can protect vehicles from hurricane damage by purchasing comprehensive coverage, in addition to liability coverage, as liability covers only accidents and individuals.
Mercury claims adjusters will assess damage to policyholders' property due to rain and wind. Homeowners seeking coverage from flood and debris flows should review the National Flood Insurance Program at www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/about/nfip_overview.jsp.
Mercury is urging homeowners to prepare for heavy rain, wind and flooding. The company is offering tips to homeowners that will help prepare families for the coming hurricane. Disaster preparedness is essential to preventing injuries and property damage from violent and deadly storms.
Essential documents (store these in a safe deposit box)
Basic documents (add these to your Evacuation Kit)
Additional hurricane preparedness resources:
NOAA National Weather Service: www.weather.gov/safety.php
American Red Cross: www.redcross.org/getprepared
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.ready.gov
ABOUT MERCURY INSURANCE
Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information visit www.mercuryinsurance.com or Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.
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