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Governor Cooper and state officials to provide update on winter weather response

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper will join Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks, Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Holder, Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry, State Highway Patrol Commander William Grey and NC National Guard Adjutant General Greg Lusk to provide an update on the response to the on

Lost hikers rescued from Shining Rock Wilderness Area

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Two hikers lost in the Shining Rock Wilderness area in Haywood County were rescued Saturday evening thanks to the efforts of helicopter crews and nearly 100 ground based rescuers from over two dozen local, state, and federal agencies.

FEMA Extends Registration Deadline for Hurricane Matthew Survivors

Saturday, January 7, 2017

 Governor Roy Cooper today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state of North Carolina’s request for a 14-day extension for Hurricane Matthew survivors to apply for federal disaster assistance.  The new deadline is Monday, Jan. 23.

Governor Cooper and state officials to provide update on winter weather response

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper will join Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks, Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Holder, Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry, State Highway Patrol Commander William Grey and NC National Guard Adjutant General Greg Lusk to provide an update on the response to the on

JIC Formed to Provide Coordinated Information

Friday, January 6, 2017

The State Emergency Response Team has activated the Joint Information Center in response to the winter storm, which is expected to start impacting North Carolina today.

North Carolina Prepares for Statewide Winter Blast

Friday, January 6, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency ahead of a winter storm that is expected to cover most of North Carolina with four to seven inches of snow during the next 36 hours. 

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