NC Governor Declares State Of Emergency

North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as evacuation of the coast ahead of Hurricane Earl continues.

Gov. Beverly Perdue issued the declaration during a Wednesday afternoon briefing at the state Emergency Operations Center near the state capital.

Earl's strongest winds are expected to reach the coast Thursday night into Friday morning. Perdue warned residents along the Outer Banks to leave those areas immediately.

Already, hundreds of cars were backed up in traffic on N.C. Highway 12, the sole link between the fragile barrier islands and the mainland.

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  • by Tim Location: LaGrange on Sep 2, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    Very good call, J.D.
  • by J.D. Location: Eastern N.C. on Sep 2, 2010 at 05:45 AM
    This is what happens when you don't think or act for yourself. Frank S said it best. The Katrina effect. You stay put in a hole when a hurricane comes and then it is too late. Now the government has to come to the rescue. Everybody blames the government when something goes bad but yet they are the same people that hold out their hands when the government starts handing out checks. Take responsiblity for you own well being and protect yourself don't wait for somebody else to lokout for you!
  • by OMG on Sep 1, 2010 at 08:51 PM
    OMG forgot my bread and milk....let me run to WAL-MART in Greenville....get shot at....then GPD will have another high crime area to walk the beat in....wait Wal-Mart is already high crime....never mind, will go to 7-11 where the unused cars are sitting....
  • by The Voice on Sep 1, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    Ah. Now the drama begins. A state of emergency. Cantore and the Weather Channel superstars are in place with their over the top acting, cool graphics, and scare tactics. Anderson Cooper will bring in Sean Penn and Brad Pitt to confort all of us. Pat Robertson will pray the storm away from Virginia. A state of fear and consumption exists now, and Lee Scott of Walmart could not be happier. Personally, I could care less.
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Sep 1, 2010 at 03:19 PM
    This is the Katrina effect. Over reaction before anything happens to condition people to do nothing when a real emergency is here.
  • by wow on Sep 1, 2010 at 03:02 PM
    Guess old Bev, worked hard this week, and earned her keep.
  • by mouse on Sep 1, 2010 at 02:57 PM
    Anonymous: Could not have said it better myself!!! Totally AGREE!!!!!! and it's only getting worse!!!!!!!
  • by Bubba Location: Dare County on Sep 1, 2010 at 02:26 PM
    Since schools are close Thursday and Friday, I called the DCEM and asked if they was gonna issue evacuation orders for residents. Nope not gonna need too. Supposed to stay offshore. So why the State of Emergency from Bev?
  • by Anon on Sep 1, 2010 at 01:54 PM
    DAZ RITE!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 at 01:10 PM
    Nc has been in a state of emergency ever since you were elected.

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