RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper addressed the state of North Carolina about the potential for Hurricane Irma to strike the area next week.
Cooper said North Carolina residents need to prepare for Irma’s impact, urging everyone to “take this seriously and start preparing.”
While Cooper reiterated that it is currently unclear how severe the storm will be, he stated it was “not too early to start preparing.” Cooper then declared a statewide State of Emergency, effective Thursday morning at 8 a.m. The order will not mandate commercial closings but will facilitate the movement of state resources.
Cooper was joined by Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry, who also made a brief statement.
You can watch the complete address below.