Governor Perdue: We're Halfway Through It

Democratic Governor Bev Perdue urged North Carolinians to stay safe and not venture out to survey storm damage during a press conference Saturday morning.

"Please stay inside," Perdue urged those affected by the storm.

Perdue says there have been breaches at wastewater plants in Tyrrell County and New Hanover County. Perdue said officials did not know how bad the breaches were.

Eighty-one shelters are open in North Carolina, Perdue said.

"Emergency response teams are staged all over Eastern North Carolina, and they are ready to deploy," Perdue said.

The National Guard has 285 members on standby, while the North Carolina Highway Patrol has 200 troopers standing by. There are 30 emergency response teams ready to respond.


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  • by Juniper Location: Plymouth on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    Halfway through it? Thousands would beg to differ with you. Deaths and extensive damage have resulted due to this storm. Those who have lost loved ones and homes will never be "through it." It is far from comforting to hear your lighthearted tone. And what about those yet to be hit by the storm. "Halfway through it" is your message for them?
  • by Most Corrupt Governer in History on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    We arent half way through, STUPID. Its not even half way up, at 10:15. Id rather you go read a book and shut your mouth. Your term will soon be over.
  • by Wendy Location: Lagrange nc on Aug 27, 2011 at 07:59 AM
    Perdue, i bet you are lovin this cause from what you have shown me you love to see people struggle. I cant wait til your term is over. Hope you are having fun cause NC is sick of you and your hikes.
  • by Wendy Location: Lagrange nc on Aug 27, 2011 at 07:59 AM
    Perdue, i bet you are lovin this cause from what you have shown me you love to see people struggle. I cant wait til your term is over. Hope you are having fun cause NC is sick of you and your hikes.
  • by Wendy Location: Lagrange nc on Aug 27, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    Perdue, i bet you are lovin this cause from what you have shown me you love to see people struggle. I cant wait til your term is over. Hope you are having fun cause NC is sick of you and your hikes.
  • by Riff Raff Location: Halfway through Irene! on Aug 27, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    "Governor Perdue: We're Halfway Through It" As she sits cozily in Raleigh...
  • by AllofUs on Aug 27, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    We're 1/2 through Bev's term in office-It cant pass soon enough
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