Farm Family Prepared for Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company have claims teams ready to assist policyholders where Hurricane Sandy is expected to create widespread power outages, extensive flooding, heavy snowfall and high winds.

Policyholders who need to report a damage claim can contact the Farm Family 24-hour claims hotline at (800) 948-3276 or 1-800-THE-FARM. Claims can also be reported from a computer or mobile device at and clicking on the "Claims" button. Policyholders will need their policy number handy if using a smart phone.

Farm Family encourages those who incur property damage from Hurricane Sandy to take the necessary steps to prevent further damage only if it is safe to do so. Unless immediate action is needed to prevent further damage, policyholders should try to wait to complete repairs until an inspection of the property can be completed. If emergency repairs are made, the damage should be documented prior to the repair, if possible. All receipts related to repairs should be saved so they can be included in claim reports.

Farm Family's website offers several storm preparedness and recovery resources that may be useful to policyholders in the path of Hurricane Sandy at, under Hurricane Sandy.

Above all, Farm Family reminds everyone to take precautions to keep their families safe, and to follow the orders of local authorities.

Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company, Farm Family Life Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company, headquartered in Glenmont, N.Y., have been protecting the plans and property of individuals and businesses for more than 50 years. The Farm Family companies serve 13 northeastern states with a force of more than 850 agents and employees, and are members of the American National family of companies.

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