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State Farm and Country Financial get thousands of Illinois claims from severe storms

Damage from a severe thunderstorm
Jerica Etheridge
Damage from a severe thunderstorm that moved through McLean County midday Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Bloomington-based insurance companies State Farm and Country Financial are plenty busy headed into the holiday weekend handling claims from this week’s severe weather.

State Farm said Friday that it’s received over 2,320 home and auto claims from storm damage in Illinois since Sunday.

“Many more are expected as tree debris is removed from homes, power lines are restored, and damage is assessed and reported,” the company said. “With many customers still without power following the high wind storms from (Thursday), it will be a busy holiday weekend.”

Country Financial said it's received 3,238 claims between Wednesday and Saturday. 2,861 of these claims involve property losses and 377 are auto related. Claims range from wind and hail to sump pump and other weather-related damage.

Especially hard-hit areas include Springfield and Moline as well as in Effingham, Bloomington, and the Rochelle area. The areas hit with hail include Tuscola, Rockford, and Machesney Park.

“Since the storms hit, our claims representatives are contacting clients who have filed claims and are moving them through our claims process as quickly as possible,” Country said in a statement.

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