Press Releases

Cleanup Begins as Irma’s Effects Linger in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

North Carolina is beginning to clean up from Hurricane Irma, with trees down and power out in parts of the state. Irma’s rains will continue across the state today, but significant flooding is not expected as North Carolina was spared the full force of the storm.

DPS Mourns Loss of Deputy Secretary Gwen Norville

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks announced the passing of Deputy Secretary of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice Gwen Norville on Monday after a sudden and short illness.

Weather the Storm Inside, Not Out on Roads

Monday, September 11, 2017

Weather the storm inside.  Motorists in some of the westernmost counties of North Carolina are experiencing dangerous driving conditions this evening with the remnants of Hurricane Irma dropping trees and dumping rain on the roads.

State Ready as Hurricane Irma’s Effects Reach North Carolina

Monday, September 11, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper reminded North Carolinians to remain ready and aware as the state begins to feel rain and winds from Hurricane Irma later today. National Guard soldiers, Highway Patrol troopers and rescue teams are poised and ready to go if needed.

State Takes Additional Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Sunday, September 10, 2017

North Carolina has opened three N.C. National Guard (NCNG) staging areas and five shelters in preparation for Hurricane Irma, Governor Cooper said today. The National Guard is positioning soldiers and equipment in Greensboro, Charlotte and Asheville. Gov.

Fifth Shelter Opens in Greensboro for Hurricane Irma evacuees

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A fifth shelter will open at noon today in Greensboro to accommodate people who are coming to North Carolina to get out of Hurricane Irma’s path. The shelter is operated by the American Red Cross and located in a City of Greensboro facility at 2305 Soabar St.

Three National Guard Staging Areas Opening Today for Hurricane Irma Response

Sunday, September 10, 2017

In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s activation order, the North Carolina National Guard will open three staging areas today to support local authorities’ response to Hurricane Irma. About 315 soldiers and airmen are being deployed to centers in Asheville, Greensboro and Charlotte.

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