Farmers Insurance Joins Topeka National Weather Service for Severe Weather Preparedness Day March 2

  Farmers Insurance Joins Topeka National Weather Service for Severe Weather
                           Preparedness Day March 2

PR Newswire

TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 26, 2013

TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Ridge Mall in Topeka is
the site of a severe weather preparedness day for all Kansans, this Saturday,
March 2, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Farmers Insurance will join Jenifer Bowen, Meteorologist at the National
Weather Service Office in Topeka, and the Weather Service team for a full day
of informative discussions and demonstrations on how to cope with the recent
storms and prepare for severe tornado and storm weather later this year.

"Farmers will have one of its Mobile Claims Center Buses (MCC) on hand during
the day to greet residents, answer questions about insurance and provide
disaster packets filled with tips for homeowners," stated Paul Crosetti,
Farmers Kansas State Executive Director.

"Severe Weather Preparedness Day is an informative and interactive event for
families to come learn about severe weather phenomena, from flash floods to
tornadoes, and also how to plan and protect yourself when severe weather
strikes your neighborhood," noted Bowen. "We invite everyone to attend this
important Preparedness forum."

WHAT:  Severe Weather Preparedness Day
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:     Topeka West Ridge Mall
              1801 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, Kansas
              National Weather Service Topeka Meteorologist Jenifer Bowen,
WHO:      Farmers Insurance Agents, Employees and Catastrophe Team and
              Jessica Kinsey, Director of marketing and business development
              at West Ridge Mall. 

"The MCC is equipped with state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment
and satellite laptops and phones for use by customers and non-customers
alike," Crosetti said. "The MCC also has water and cold drinks for those in
need at a disaster site. We invite everyone to come to the Mall Saturday and
participate in this important event."

"We are thrilled to be hosting this event at our mall," said Jessica Kinsey,
Director of marketing and business development at West Ridge Mall. "The
family-friendly event will focus on the importance of preparedness and safety
during inclement weather conditions, which is very vital information for our
community."

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of
automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of
other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to
serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual
policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and
independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and refers to the business activities of Farmers
Group, Inc. and the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its
subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group, and provides
non-claims administrative services to the Farmers Exchanges. The Farmers
Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire
Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries
and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. For more information about
Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.comor at
www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.



Contact:     Jerry Davies
                   213-400-4459
Jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com

SOURCE Farmers Insurance

Website: http://www.farmers.com