For Immediate Release: May 6, 2019

Contact: Marla Sink at 919-807-6017

Department of Insurance to conduct disaster relief, flood insurance town halls

As the hurricane season approaches June 1, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is using Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11) to announce five town hall meetings this month to inform residents about disaster relief and the need to purchase flood insurance. There is a 30-day waiting period for flood insurance to take effect.

Dr. Michelle Osborne, Chief Deputy Commissioner, and Department of Insurance staff will conduct the town hall meetings.

Department of Insurance staff will be on hand at the New Hanover County and Wayne County town hall meetings to help victims of Hurricane Florence who still need insurance assistance. Please notify your viewers, listeners and readers this is a free event and open to the public.

  WHO:         Dr. Michelle Osborne, Chief Deputy Commissioner, and DOI staff

  WHAT:       Town Halls

  WHEN/WHERE:   

                    10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 (New Hanover County)
                    Cape Fear Community College, BB&T Auditorium
                    4500 Blue Clay Road,
                    Castle Hayne, N.C. 28429

                    2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 (Brunswick County)
                    Brunswick County Government Complex, Commissioners Chambers
                    30 Government Center Drive NE
                    Bolivia, N.C. 28422

                    10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 (Pamlico County)
                    Department of Social Services Building
                    828 Alliance Main St.
                    Bayboro, N.C. 28515

                    7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 (Carteret County)
                    Carteret County District Court, Main Downstairs District Courtroom
                    300 Courthouse Square
                    Beaufort, N.C. 28516

                    12 p.m. Thursday, May 23 (Wayne County)
                    Goldsboro City Hall Council Chambers
                    200 N. Center St.
                    Goldsboro, N.C. 27530

  WHY:         To alleviate future suffering from disastrous storms

  TOPICS:     Insurance policies: Understanding benefits and limitations
                    Insurance adjusters: Getting a fair deal
                    Insurance claims: Getting assistance
                    Insurance mitigation process: Settling disputes

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