Mike and Janie get the latest on Hurricane Florence from Governor Roy Cooper.
“This is going to be a massive storm. It’s big and it’s vicious. We are warning everybody who is under orders of an evacuation to get out. One of the concerns we have is that North Carolinians are generally a pretty hardy bunch and many on the coast have ridden out hurricanes and other storms before. But this one is different. This one, it looks like there is going to be a significant storm surge along with high winds and flooding. In many areas the rain is going to be measured in feet instead of inches, so we know we’re dealing with significant flooding. We’re telling people to abide by these evacuation orders. This storm is a monster, you don’t want to ride out a monster,” says Cooper.
“You don’t want to put first responders at risk trying to save your life, when you should’ve been obeying evacuation orders. We’re continuing to push people to leave, we’re getting ready. We’re working with our FEMA partners to make sure we have shelters and supplies.”