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Hurricane Florence Claims Three Lives in North Carolina

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 3:14 PM

Dangerous conditions from Hurricane Florence have already claimed three lives and Governor Roy Cooper is urging people to remain vigilant by seeking safe shelter and heeding warnings from emergency officials.

North Carolina Prepares for Arrival of Hurricane Florence Thursday

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 1:25 PM

With this morning’s forecast showing Hurricane Florence only hours away and powerful winds set to reach North Carolina beaches and sounds tomorrow morning, Governor Roy Cooper urged residents to complete preparations and obey local authorities regarding evacuations.

North Carolina Continues Preparations for Hurricane Florence, Opens Shelters

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 8:57 PM

As Hurricane Florence approaches North Carolina, shelters statewide are opening to take in people displaced by evacuations. Prisons and jails in vulnerable areas are evacuating, and long-term care facilities have been urged to work with local emergency management officials to ensure resident and patient safety. The state has announced closures of state parks, museums and other attractions. Governor Cooper has also authorized providing more North Carolina National Guard soldiers for Hurricane Florence response.

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