Allstate Offers Preparation Tips for Winter Storm Athena Approaching Northeast

Allstate Offers Preparation Tips for Winter Storm Athena Approaching Northeast

Athena Could Mean Evacuations and Additional Damage

PR Newswire

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 7, 2012

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena is approaching the
Northeast, as residents are just beginning to recover from Sandy. Allstate
recommends residents listen to instructions from local authorities and take
appropriate steps to prepare for the next storm.

Allstate Insurance has set up Mobile Claims Centers to help policyholders in
East Coast markets following Sandy. These self-contained motor coaches are
equipped with generators, satellite technology and high-speed internet
connectivity so Allstate's National Catastrophe Team can set up temporary
claim locations and provide policyholders claim support in areas hardest hit
by a storm. With the coming storm in mind, Allstate will adjust the deployment
of its mobile claim centers and personnel on the ground as conditions require.

Claims personnel are also available 24/7. Allstate customers who suffered
damage can call 1-800-54-STORM (800-457-8676), go online to
http://www.allstate.com/claims/report-claim.aspx or contact their agent to
file a claim or receive additional information about the claims process.

Once it is safe, Allstate Insurance recommends residents carefully inspect
their homes and vehicles for damage.

If possible, Allstate recommends homeowners follow these easy tips now that
can make the recovery process easier on you and your family.

Before you leave...

  oCollect all your important papers and documents. This includes bank and
    financial information, as well as your bills and checkbooks.
  oSome coastal homeowners may have their insurance for wind and flood with a
    different insurance company than their primary homeowners insurance
    policy. Make sure to gather all of your insurance information, like
    homeowners, flood, wind and auto insurance carriers and policy numbers, so
    you are able to initiate a possible claim with the appropriate carrier
    quickly after the storm.
  oThink carefully about what items are easily replaceable by insurance and
    what items are not, like family heirlooms, keepsakes and pictures
  oReview your homeowners insurance policy to determine whether it provides
    for additional living expenses when you are prohibited from using your
    home because of civil authority orders.
  oContact your agent with any questions.
  oReview your auto policy to determine whether you have coverage for flying
    objects or rising water. Contact your agent with any questions.

If you leave...

  oRespect local authorities and law enforcement decisions on when to
    evacuate and when it is safe to return home.
  oTell your neighbors where you will be going and exchange contact
    information.

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personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With
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and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies,
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well as via www.allstate.com 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
States.

SOURCE The Allstate Corporation

Website: http://www.allstate.com
Contact: Laura Strykowski, +1-847-402-5600, laura.strykowski@allstate.com