Claims Filing Begins Following Midwest Storms

November 20, 2013

Two Illinois-based insurers say they’ve received about 6,000 claims so far from Sunday’s tornadoes and they expect that figure to climb.

State Farm officials told The (Bloomington) Pantagraph they’ve received about 3,500 claims from customers in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. About 1,800 claims came from Illinois policyholders.

Meanwhile, Country Financial officials say they’ve received about 2,400 homeowners and auto claims from their Illinois customers.

Both insurers are headquartered in Bloomington.

The Illinois Department of Insurance is offering one-on-one counseling in the Tazewell County city of Washington, which was among the hardest hit communities in the state.

The Nov. 17 storms killed at least six people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings.

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