Nationwide Insurance, Allied Insurance continue tornado response in North Carolina
Claims count still increasing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2011
Elizabeth Giannetti 614-249-7705
Media Relations Hotline 614-249-6349
Raleigh, NC — Nationwide Insurance and Allied Insurance claims representatives continue to assist customers in North Carolina in response to tornadoes that caused damage in the state over the weekend. Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide claims hotline at 1-800-421-3535 or the Allied claims hotline at 1-800-282-1446.
Nationwide Insurance/Allied Insurance mobile catastrophe sites will be
set up in three locations Tuesday, to assist policyholders in filing
claims and providing humanitarian aid:
• Holly Springs: Lowes Grocery Store, 112 Bass Lake Rd.
• Sanford; Piggly Wiggly, 2412 South Horner Blvd.
• Benson/ Smithfield, Fayetteville and Bertie Counties (mobile locations out in neighborhoods)
Nationwide and Allied are now reporting more than 2,000 claims in North Carolina, both home and auto.
Nationwide and Allied Insurance claims teams arrived in the affected areas shortly after the tornadoes went through. The number of associates has increased each day and there are currently 300 associates working to assist policyholders with their claims. Claims representatives are currently visiting all losses and in some cases, handing out checks on the spot.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
Allied Insurance is a property and casualty insurer established in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1929. Allied operates in 33 states through a network of independent agents with regional offices in Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA; Lincoln, NE; Gainesville, FL and Sacramento, CA. Allied has been a member of the Nationwide family of companies since 1998, and is responsible for the Nationwide’s independent agency system. Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is a Fortune 500 company and one of the country’s largest multi-line insurers and financial services organizations. Information is available at www.alliedinsurance.com.
Nationwide, the Nationwide framemark, and On Your Side are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.