Governor Cooper Orders Mandatory Evacuations Ahead Of Hurricane Dorian

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Cooper has ordered a mandatory state evacuation for coastal areas of North Carolina, beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday morning, in anticipation of Hurricane #Dorian.

The evacuation applies to barrier islands along the North Carolina coast from the Virginia state line to the South Carolina state line, and is effective beginning 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4th.

“Please listen to and follow all evacuation orders,” Gov. Cooper said. “We have seen the life and death effects of this storm in the Bahamas, and we urge everyone on the islands at the coast to leave.”

Everyone in North Carolina needs to get ready for the storm, emergency management officials urged.

  • Stay tuned to local news for the latest advisories from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center (NHC), as well as state and local emergency management officials.
  • Prepare to lose power for an extended period of time.
  • Prepare emergency supply kits with enough bottled water and non-perishable food to sustain each family member for three to seven days.
  • Know your evacuation route and find out where friends and loved ones will be and how to get in touch with them.
  • Plan for your pets. Gather supplies for your pets and put them in an easily accessible container.