State Farm lists top states for hurricane claims
Customers encouraged to prep for start of hurricane season
In 2021, State Farm received around 119,000 claims from hurricanes in 9 states totaling approximately $1.2 billion in claims paid to help customers repair and rebuild. The storms included in the 2021 claims data include Henri, Nicholas and Ida. These storms had a major impact on 9 states listed as the top states for hurricane claims in 2021. Louisiana was the top state with 75,400 home and auto claims at $866 million paid to customers.
Total Claims Paid: Top States - Home & Auto
|Top States||Claims Paid||Claims|
|1. Louisiana||$866 million||75,400|
|2. New York||$135 million||14,800|
|3. New Jersey||$112 million||14,400|
|4. Pennsylvania||$61 million||7,700|
|5. Maryland||$11 million||1,100|
|6. Mississippi||$10 million||1,900|
|7. Connecticut||$9 million||1,200|
|8. Texas||$6 million||2,300|
|9. Alabama||$4 million||800|
Data is all approx.; Data as of 4.17.22; 2021 Named Storms include Henri, Nicholas, Ida
One in four State Farm claims from the named storms in 2021 were auto claims. Is your vehicle adequately covered for damage from a storm?
Tips to prepare vehicles for hurricanes:
- Garage or store vehicles. If you don't have a garage, move them to area offering most protection from flying debris.
- Remove all externally-mounted electronics on vehicles that might be damaged.
- Place garbage cans, patio furniture, grills and other potentially wind-borne objects inside your home or garage to reduce flying debris from damaging your vehicle.
- Prune branches that might break off during the storm and cause damage to your vehicles.
Tips to prepare home for hurricanes:
- Review your insurance coverage. Make sure you have the right amount and type of insurance for your property and to protect your loved ones. Homeowners are urged to not wait until after disaster strikes to realize that inflation and increasing economic pressures have impacted the cost to rebuild your home.
- Create a home inventory. Make a list of your possessions and their estimated value.
- Protect your property. Stock plywood and materials you may need to board up windows. Move garbage cans and other large objects inside the house or garage. Secure boats and cars.
- Have an evacuation plan. Before the hurricane, decide what you will do. Find out the location of evacuation shelters. Determine if you will ride out the storm in your home (if local authorities permit you to stay), or establish a safe place inland. Plan an escape route. Tell relatives where you will be.
- Put together an emergency kit. The kit should include basics such as water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, blankets, and important documents. Store your kit in airtight plastic bags or a plastic storage container with a lid.
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