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September 27, 2005

Albany - An Albany insurance agent just got back from Mississippi where he wrote hundreds of checks to hurricane victims. Andy Christo was one of more than 1,000 State Farm agents sent to Alabama and Mississippi.

He was in Hattiesburg, which is about 100 miles from the coast , but winds of up to 100 miles per hour caused a lot of damage there. He was helping an area agent handle smaller claims, like roof damage and trees on houses. The average check he wrote was about $5,000.

"When the catastrophe first happened, we categorized the claims: severely damaged, moderately damaged and lightly damaged. They handled those severely damaged, where the people were out of their homes, first," Christo said.

Christo says hundreds of adjusters continue to check out homes in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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