State Farm Reports More Than 1,400 Homeowners Insurance Claims in North Bay Fires
(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – State Farm has received more than 2,000 homeowner and auto insurance claims as a result of the North Bay wildfires that started Sunday night.
Most of the claims — more than 1,400 for homeowners insurance and 850 auto insurance — are in Sonoma and Napa counties, according to State Farm.
The insurance company said the claim numbers are expected to rise in the coming days and weeks. Cal Fire officials said more than 2,000 structures have been destroyed in the various fires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres.
State Farm customers who need to file a claim can contact their local agent, call 1-800-SFCLAIM, submit a claim online at statefarm.com/claims or use the “Pocket Agent” mobile app.
State Farm is advising anyone affected by a mandatory evacuation to keep receipts for their living expenses, which may be reimbursable after policyholders meet their deductible.
State Farm officials also advise people to back up photos, documents and financial information, as well as create an “evacuation package” consisting of important items gathered in one place so it’s ready to go.