GEICO Places CAT Teams on Standby for Rita

September 21, 2005

GEICO’s Catastrophe Response Teams (CAT) are on standby, ready to assist auto policyholders if Hurricane Rita touches down in towns along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast.

GEICO is also broadcasting its 1-800-841-3000 number on local radio and TV stations so residents can get in immediate contact with the company’s 24-hour claims teams in the area.

Gary Brown, GEICO’s regional vice president for Texas operations, said that additional information is also available at with preparedness tips, links to other important hurricane information and weather sites, and immediate claims handling capabilities.

GEICO urges policyholders to take all necessary steps to protect their families, their homes and their vehicles prior to the storm.

All GEICO policyholders are urged to call 1-800-841-3000 as soon as any storm damage affects them and their claims will be processed immediately. GEICO will dispatch special claims teams to damaged areas, if necessary, to help get people back on the road.

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