Nov 11, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Drought conditions have fueled wildfires throughout Georgia, the largest of which – the Rough Ridge Fire in the Cohutta Wilderness near Tennessee – having burned 6,400 acres as of Wednesday. Northern Georgians have been impacted by smoke and the weather forecast shows no sign of rain. Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) is ready to assist homeowner policyholders in Georgia in the event they need to leave their homes due to a wildfire or if their property suffers fire damage. Mercury representatives are available to help with claims (http://www.mercuryinsurance.com/insurance-claims/how-to-file-insurance-claim.html), arrange for temporary housing and provide assistance with living expenses if policyholders suffer a covered loss or are forced to evacuate.
"Wildfires can be unpredictable, so we urge all Georgia residents to be ready to evacuate if asked to do so by emergency management personnel," said Mercury's Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. "Our goal at Mercury is to help our customers prepare before a disaster happens and our claims team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help if a claim is necessary. Policyholders affected by these Georgia fires can contact Mercury Claims Hotline at (800) 503-3724 and we'll do everything we can to help as quickly as possible."
Petro has some advice if fires spread and people are asked to evacuate their homes.
Preparing to leave your home
For a complete list of fire prevention tips and fire kits for the home, visit http://blog.mercuryinsurance.com/travel-and-weather/wildfire-safety-plan-ahead-to-help-minimize-risk/. Additional details can be found at www.firewise.org. Check your local ordinances for fire preparation guidelines.
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