North Carolina, South Carolina declare state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 10:50 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 16:21:53-04

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster have declared a state of emergency after the latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian increased its threat.

The emergency declaration is essential to making federal help more accessible and let state agencies coordinate evacuations.

Gov. Cooper encourages all North Carolinians to prepare ahead of the storm and take all the precautions needed to stay safe.

Gov. McMaster also announced that there is now a mandatory evacuation for the coast of South Carolina. The evacuation will be held for coastal cities and is effective September 2 at noon. Closings for schools in the coastal area and government offices will be closed as well.

To see the full state of emergency document for North Carolina, click here. For South Carolina’s state of emergency in full, click here.

For more information about South Carolina’s mandatory evacuation, and to see the area’s affected, click this link.

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