Oct 10, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a dozen fires are burning across Northern California and Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba Counties. An estimated 1,500 structures and more than 73,000 acres have already been burned, and authorities are issuing evacuation notices. Mercury Insurance is ready to assist homeowners policyholders who have had to leave their homes or whose property has suffered 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 were forced to evacuate. The Mercury Insurance claims team has set up an evacuation center located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
"These fires are devastating and dangerous. It's important for people to stay in a safe place and not ignore evacuation orders or road closures to check on potential damages to their homes," said Mercury's Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. "However, we want our customers to know that our claims team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help during this difficult time. Policyholders affected by the North Bay fires should call the Mercury Claims Hotline at (800) 503-3724 and we'll do everything we can to help as quickly as possible."
Californians can help spread this message by following @MercuryIns on Twitter and ReTweet: "Mercury policyholders impacted by the #northbayfires call (800) 503-3724 to file a claim ASAP."
The fires have spread rapidly and fire fighters are battling blazes in extremely dry and windy conditions.
Petro has some advice for those who have to evacuate their homes.
Preparing to leave your home
If a claim needs to be filed, Petro advises policyholders follow a few simple procedures to the process.
When filing a claim
Steps after filing a claim
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