Raleigh, N.C. – As national weather forecasts for the track of Hurricane Dorian increasingly trend towards potential impacts in North Carolina, state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) issued a statement urging citizens to begin monitoring emergency management outlets over Labor Day weekend.
North Carolina is under a state of emergency as of Friday to prepare for “anticipated widespread transportation delays of necessary emergency relief supplies and services to areas in the hurricane’s path.”
The state government suspended travel weight, size, and fuel regulations to prepare for the potential threat of severe damage to agriculture operations and communities across the coast and southeastern North Carolina.
“North Carolinians should begin to vigilantly prepare for the possibility of another hurricane hitting our state as national weather experts predict Dorian could make powerful impacts here,” Speaker Moore said.
“As many visit the coast for Labor Day it’s important to monitor local emergency announcements in case of evacuations.”
Emergency officials are hopeful Dorian would not linger on the North Carolina coast if it approached or made landfall in the state’s southeastern counties to limit the widespread, extensive rainfall from previous modeling.
More changes and much uncertainty remains about the shifting track of Hurricane Dorian, according to weather experts and emergency officials Saturday afternoon.