For Immediate Release: May 31, 2013

Goodwin Encourages North Carolinians to Prepare for Hurricane Season provides insurance tips for the hurricane season.

RALEIGH -- The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, and Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is reminding all North Carolinians to prepare for severe weather by visiting is North Carolina's source of insurance-related information pertaining to hurricanes and other natural disasters. The website includes tips for before and after a storm, descriptions of insurance coverages, important contact information and more.

"Everyone in North Carolina is at potential risk of property damage or loss from hurricanes or other natural disasters," said Goodwin. "Don’t wait until a storm is approaching to prepare."

To prepare for hurricane season:

If you have questions or problems concerning your insurance coverage, contact the Department of Insurance Consumer Services Division at 1-800-546-5664. Learn more at