RALEIGH, NC — Governor Cooper spoke Thursday afternoon at the NC Joint Force Headquarters about impacts throughout the state from Tropical Storm Michael.
Officials say roughly 119 roads are closed around the state due to damages from Michael. The largest concentration of closures are in the Boone and Blowing Rock area.
Nearly 400,000 people are also reportedly without power as crews work to assess damages from downed power lines and trees. Click here to view the Duke Energy Outage Map for more information about outages in your area.
Governor Cooper and emergency officials continue to urge caution when out and about, but advise residents to stay at home and off the roads if possible.
The storm has already claimed one life in Iredell County after officials say a tree fell on top of the victim’s car. You can find more information on that story by clicking here.