When weather turns nasty, American Family Insurance ready to help

A bad storm can change your life, destroy your property and leave you financially upside-down in a matter of hours.

American Family Insurance said in a recent release that it wants families in the Midwest to know that it is in their corner and they can have some help getting their lives back together after tragedy strikes.

Thousands of customers across Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio have received help from the company after strong winds and hail from tornadoes damaged their property, the insurer said. The storms left  is a wide range of damage, from a few dents and dings in their home to residences that were destroyed by tornadoes.

American Family said any customers with a storm-damage-related claim should call the 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-MY-AMFAM (692-6362) as soon as they can to receive assistance. Customers can also report issues to their local agent or online at www.amfam.com/claims.