The Second Annual National Tornado Preparedness Summit Set for Oklahoma City

 The Second Annual National Tornado Preparedness Summit Set for Oklahoma City

A Farmers Insurance Mobile Claims Center Bus will be featured.

PR Newswire

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 8, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 900 insurance industry,
local, state and national government, first responders and emergency agencies
will converge on Oklahoma City March 10-12 to exchange ideas and revise action
plans on what to do before, during and after a tornado disaster.


Farmers Insurance Mobile Claims Center Bus will be positioned inside Cox
Conventional Hall, where Farmers insurance is also hosting the Exposition
Hall. "We invite everyone attending to visit and tour the Farmers Insurance
Catastrophe Bus," said Kim Decker, Farmers Director of Government and Industry
Affairs and Co-Chair of the Tornado Summit Committee. "It is one of three that
are deployed immediately following a disaster anywhere in the contiguous
United States to help our customers and non-customers alike. On board is
state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment, satellite phones,
laptops, supplies and food for victims of disasters."

The summit idea began in 2011 as a discussion between various Farmers
Insurance representatives and Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak.
"Commissioner Doak felt that lessons learned from recent tornado disasters
should be provided to homeowners throughout the country," said Decker. "The
inaugural summit drew approximately 800 participants from 26 states, and a
stellar lineup of experts on disaster preparedness including Jim Cantore of
the Weather Channel."

The second summit has grown to 900 registrants from 30 states. "We have
exhibitor booths, a Weather Fair with life saving demonstrations for families,
and a great group of Insurance professionals, four governors, state insurance
commissioners, emergency managers, meteorologists, the National Weather
Service, as well as two international experts," Decker added. "They will all
exchange ideas and recommend new best practices to improve how states respond
to disasters, help save lives and mitigate property loss," Decker said.

Anyone wanting to attend the Summit can register online at

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 or at

Contact: Kim Decker
         405-823-2638 (cell)
         Jerry Davies

SOURCE Farmers Insurance

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