For Immediate Release: November 2, 2012

Commissioner Goodwin Organizes Insurance Assistance Center for North Carolinians Affected by Hurricane Sandy

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has organized an Insurance Assistance Center where people who have questions or complaints about filing insurance claims in the wake of Hurricane Sandy can meet in-person with insurance experts from the Department of Insurance. People should bring their policy information with them when requesting assistance.

"When it comes to insurance, I will assist and advocate for the residents of North Carolina in whatever way I can," Goodwin said. "If you have a question or a complaint about your claim, we want to hear from you."

The Insurance Assistance Center will be open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kitty Hawk Town Council Chambers located at 101 Veterans Memorial Drive, Kitty Hawk.

Assistance is also available by phone during regular business hours, Monday through Friday:

NCDOI Consumer Services: 800-546-5664 (toll free in N.C.) or 919-807-6750

National Flood Insurance Program, 888-379-9531

Additional information about hurricane recovery can be found at