Press Releases

Strong Storms, Tornadoes Impact Western Counties

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A line of strong storms moved across North Carolina Monday afternoon and evening devastating a regional airport, damaging dozens of homes, toppling trees, closing roads and leaving several western North Carolina communities without power.

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.

Governor Helps Southeastern NC Residents Recover Following Severe Storms

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper has received the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration he requested to help residents and business owners in southeastern North Carolina recover from the straight line winds and severe storms that struck Sampson County May 29.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Emergency Managers Discuss Matthew Recovery Efforts

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mike Sprayberry, NC Emergency Management Director and Dempsey Benton, Director of the Governor’s Hurricane Recovery Office will meet with local officials to discuss progress in recovery from Hurricane Matthew and visit several properties damaged by the flooding.

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