GOVERNOR ROY COOPER DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR CHARLOTTE DUE TO HURRICANE
Governor Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties in North Carolina in preparation of Hurricane Dorian. The Governor also spoke with FEMA officials, President Trump and the Governors of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend to coordinate emergency response plans for the storm, which is expected to make landfall in North Carolina by the middle of the week.
North Carolina Emergency Services has water rescue teams, sheltering teams, and other resources that are staged and ready to deploy. Gov. Cooper urges North Carolinians to review emergency and evacuation plans and to pay close attention to all updates on the hurricane's path.
State emergency officials are preparing for Dorian by coordinating with FEMA, surrounding states and local governments so that personnel and equipment are ready to respond.
Gov. Cooper says:
“North Carolina has endured flooding from two strong hurricanes in less than three years. Now is the time to prepare for Dorian. To the people of North Carolina, particularly those still recovering in the eastern part of our state, we are working hard to prepare and we are with you.”