For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017

Contact: Bob Rosser or Colin Day at 919-807-6011

Commissioner Causey Offers Hurricane Season Reminder

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminded all North Carolinians that the 2017 hurricane season is here, ending Nov. 30, and NC citizens still have time to check their insurance coverage.

“With the tragic scenes of record flooding in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey, it is critically important that North Carolinians check their homeowners insurance policies and make sure they have proper coverage,” said Causey. “We can’t say it enough – homeowners policies do not cover flooding.”

“You can only purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program,” Causey continued. “There is still time to prepare and save yourself time and money later. We have already had a couple of tropical systems brush by North Carolina, so I urge our citizens to be prepared.”

Causey offered several ways to take action:.

Learn more about preparing for a hurricane or disaster at - or by calling the N.C. Department of Insurance at 855-408-1212.