Winter Storm approaching N. California

SAFECO Response to Severe Weather in California<br /> <br /> As a result of the wind and freezing weather affecting California, the National Catastrophe Team is mobilizing personnel to the area. Our National Catastrophe Team, which is a part of the Agency Markets Claims Shared Service organization, serves Safeco personal lines policyholders, as well as commercial lines customers of the eight Regional Companies.<br /> <br /> Here are a few simple steps you can take to help us deliver the best possible service:<br /> Customers with storm damage can call in to report their claims on a toll-free claims hotline at (800) 332-3226.<br /> <br /> Golden Eagle Insurance customers with storm damage should report their claims on personal and commercial policies to our ANYTIME&trade; Claims number at (800) 238-3035.<br /> <br /> <a href="">National Weather Service</a> said the rains would begin late Thursday afternoon in the Bay Area and continue in varying intensity through Sunday night. The most intense wave, forecasters predicted, would be on Saturday.<br /> <br /> While the new storm fronts were set to bring in wet conditions, they were also bringing in southerly winds to break the Bay Area&rsquo;s deep freeze. In the Sierra forecasters issued a <a href="">winter storm warning</a>, predicting that the snow flurries would intensify to near blizzard conditions by Saturday with accumulations of three feet or more at the higher elevations. Gusts were forecasted to be 30 mph with the intensity climbing to over 100 mph on some ridges on Saturday.