Nearly 3,000 home and auto claims were filed with State Farm as a result of the wildfires in California as of Wednesday morning.
“Our hearts continue to go out to all those in that region,” said State Farm spokesperson Jim Camoriano. “We’ve never seen anything like this. A lot of the people on the ground are saying this is definitely one of the deadliest and most devastating (events they've seen). Just how quickly these fires have engulfed and overtaken the region.”
He said a handful of representatives from the Bloomington headquarters are already on the ground assisting customers in California.
“We’ve got an army of folks that are on the ground who are assessing damage. There are several from the Bloomington-Normal area that are there, and they’re going to be there for what could be a few months,” he said. “We’re going to be there until all of our customers are taken care of, and we can get people back on their feet and back to some sense of normalcy.”
Camoriano said it is too early in the process for a dollar figure on damage, but he expects the number of claims will rise when residents are able to return to their property.
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