Union Pacific to Open Claims Center in Harvard

Railroad Establishes Faster Way to Reimburse Residents Inconvenienced After Tornado-caused Derailment

Omaha, Neb., January 18, 2008 – Union Pacific today finalized arrangements to open a claims center for residents inconvenienced after a tornado swept through the Lawrence, Ill., area, causing a train derailment on Monday, January 7.

"We appreciated the quick response, support and patience from residents and first responders after the accident in Lawrence," said Joe Bateman, Union Pacific’s northern region vice president-public affairs.

The claims center will be open Tuesday, January 22, through Thursday, January 24, from 9 a.m-7 p.m. at the Chemung Township Office, 807 Eighth St. (corner of 8th and McKinley Streets), Harvard.

Residents should bring receipts and other documentation verifying any out-of-pocket expenses resulting from being kept away from their residence due to the derailment. Valid photo identification, such as a driver's license or state photo identification card, will be required for proof of residency. Union Pacific claims employees will contact residents who already have filed claims, to arrange appointments during the claim center's hours of operation.

Residents with questions before the Claim Center opens should contact Union Pacific's Chicago claims center at (312) 777-2023 or (312) 777-2026.

Media contact Mark Davis, (402) 544-5459.

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