Governor Cooper Has Declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina Beginning 8:00am on September 7, 2017, in Preparation for Hurricane Irma.

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This order waives weight and size restrictions on trucks carrying agriculture products to help farmers get their crops out of the field as quickly as possible. The State of Emergency is in place for all 100 counties as the impact is certain, but the direct path is still unclear. North Carolina can begin experiencing rain and wind from the system as early as Monday.

“There is a lot we still don’t know about this storm, but we do know that North Carolina can expect to feel some sort of effects as soon as early next week, and now is the time to get prepared,” Gov. Cooper said. “Wherever you live in North Carolina – from the mountains to the piedmont to the coast – you need to take this storm seriously, and you need to start preparing for some type of impact.”

Find the full press release and declaration HERE.