Gov. Cooper Declares State of Emergency for North Carolina in Preparation of Irma

Experts are calling Hurricane Irma one of the strongest storms to ever form in the Atlantic and although the storm’s path has not been confirmed to severely impact North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency, effective 8 a.m. Thursday in preparation of Irma.

Cooper said during Wednesday’s evening press conference “We don’t know exactly where the storm will track and we don’t know what parts of North Carolina will be impacted, but we do know it is time for North Carolinians to prepare for Irma.”

Urhous posted an article on Wednesday giving tips to residents on what they can do to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Gov. Cooper stated that emergency officials are preparing for potential impact on all 100 counties in the state. However, once the path of the storm is clear more resources will be concentrated in those areas of need. You can see more on this story here.

Sources: Image courtesy of Weather Underground

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