For Immediate Release: October 1, 2015

Goodwin Urges North Carolinians to Prepare for Severe Weather, Hurricane Joaquin

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin reminds all North Carolinians to be prepared for forecasted severe weather and Hurricane Joaquin by visiting is North Carolina's resource for 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.

"It's always better to be safe than sorry," said Goodwin. "Compiling important documents and making a home inventory are simple things you can do right now to ease the insurance claims process should you suffer property damage or loss."

Before a storm approaches, you should:

If you have questions or problems concerning your insurance coverage, contact the Department of Insurance's consumer helpline at 1-855-408-1212. Learn more at