GEICO responding swiftly to help Texas policyholders affected by recent flooding

HOUSTON, Texas, June 3, 2016 – Following the recent torrential rains and flooding conditions in Texas, GEICO's Catastrophe Response (CAT) adjusters are ready to assist policyholders whose properties and vehicles have been damaged or flooded throughout the region.

GEICO urges policyholders to report any losses as early as possible on the GEICO mobile app, GEICO Claim Center or by calling 1-800-841-3000 24-hours a day. Commercial vehicle policyholders can call 1-866-509-9444.

"As Texas residents continue to experience devastating thunderstorms and flooding conditions, we want them to know we're ready to serve our customers," said Dan Beacom, GEICO officer. "Our auto damage adjusters and our entire claims team are handling claims quickly so our policyholders can have some sense of security and relief during the aftermath of the situations they're facing."

GEICO encourages residents to heed warnings by local public safety officials and to monitor news broadcasts for instructions regarding evacuations, temporary housing, school cancellations and other pertinent information. If your vehicle has been damaged, GEICO recommends covering the window with plastic or other material to protect it from further damage.

Additional tips for keeping your vehicle safe during severe weather can be found on GEICO's website.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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