Gov. Cooper Encourages North Carolinians to be Storm Ready as State Officials Keep a Close Eye on Irma
State officials are monitoring Irma and studying forecast tracks closely. Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks said state emergency management officials are coordinating with local officials and state partners to ensure they have what they need and that their teams and supplies are ready should the storm impact North Carolina.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is also getting ready for possible Irma-related repairs. NCDOT crews from the mountains to the coast are proactively checking supplies and equipment to make sure everything is stocked and in good working order. This includes ensuring that they have their inventory of drainage pipes in place or on order ahead of the storm.