Allstate is Ready to Respond to Hurricane Sandy

               Allstate is Ready to Respond to Hurricane Sandy

1,100 Allstate adjusters on standby, 9 mobile claims centers staged along the
East Coast

PR Newswire

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 29, 2012

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Allstate is prepared and ready
to respond quickly to Hurricane Sandy, as it makes its way along the East
Coast and impacts communities.

Allstate's National Catastrophe Team has approximately 1,100 claim personnel
staged for deployment and located in our catastrophe centers. Nine of its
mobile claims centers and catastrophe response vehicles are staged in
Harrisburg, Pa., and Raleigh, N.C., in advance of Hurricane Sandy's landfall,
with 12 additional teams and mobile claim centers ready to roll as needed.
Once authorities give clearance to enter the affected areas, agents and the
catastrophe team will be available to help Allstate policyholders start the
claim process.

Claims personnel are available 24/7. After Sandy makes landfall, Allstate
customers who suffered damage can call 1-800-54-STORM (800-457-8676), go
online to or contact their
agent to file a claim or receive additional information about the claims

Meantime, if it's safe to do so, Allstate reminds residents about some quick
and simple steps to prepare for the hurricane. Consider the following tips:

  oConduct a home inventory of your property. It's helpful to keep track of
    model numbers and stores where items were purchased. Store your inventory,
    including photos and videos, in a safe place away from your home.
  oDevelop an evacuation plan that includes identification of safe areas,
    escape routes, meeting locations and plans for pets.
  oPrepare an Emergency Supply Kit including a three-day supply of water,
    non-perishable food, radio and batteries, flashlight and first-aid kit.
  oRemove any diseased and damaged limbs from trees to keep them from blowing
    around during a storm and causing property or automobile damage.
  oPurchase materials such as plywood that can be used to reinforce your
    windows, doors and garage doors. Install anchors and pre-drill holes for
    the plywood so you can install them quickly in the event of a storm.

For more information on preparing for catastrophes visit our website at

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held
personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With
Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help
nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare
for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life
and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies,
and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as
well as via and 1-800 Allstate®. As part of Allstate's
commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate
employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $28 million in 2011 to
thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United

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