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Governor Cooper Urges Residents to Continue to Shelter in Place

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 12:14 PM

Gov. Roy Cooper urged people in Northeastern North Carolina to continue to shelter in place and stay off the roads as Hurricane Dorian pounds the Outer Banks through the day, with continued threats of four to seven feet of storm surge and flash flooding off the North Carolina coast. 

Governor Cooper urges North Carolinians to Shelter in Place

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 4:46 PM

As Hurricane Dorian begins to hit North Carolina with areas of destructive tornadoes, heavy rains, damaging winds and power outages, Gov. Roy Cooper this afternoon urged North Carolinians should shelter in place and stay off the roads until the storm passes

Governor Cooper urges North Carolinians to follow evacuation orders, finish preparations in advance of Hurricane Dorian

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 9:54 PM

Gov. Roy Cooper today issued a mandatory evacuation order for North Carolina’s barrier islands and advised North Carolinians to complete their preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, he also. Evacuation orders for coastal counties were also put in place by local governments, and Governor Cooper today urged people to follow these directives. 

Gov. Cooper Orders Evacuation Ahead of Historic, Life-threatening Hurricane

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 1:50 PM

With powerful and dangerous winds, rains, and flooding anticipated from Hurricane Dorian, Governor Roy Cooper today issued a mandatory state evacuation order for vulnerable coastal areas. The evacuation order, effective at 8 am on Wednesday, September 4, applies to barrier islands along the entire coast, from the Virginia line to the South Carolina line.  

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