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States of emergency declared by state, counties, municipalities

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Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 1:59 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 3:58 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - There have been multiple states of emergency declared ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias.

On Friday, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina.

The governor said now is the time for North Carolinians to prepare for the storm.

In making the declaration, Cooper asked residents to please follow any local evacuation orders that are issued.

The state is urging people to make every attempt to stay with family or friends, or even a hotel and use shelters as a last option.

Because of the pandemic, there will be changes at shelters. Those include:

  • Residents and visitors seeking shelter will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. If an individual has COVID symptoms, they will be redirected to a non-congregate sheltering option where they can more easily isolate.
  • Social distancing means fewer residents in shelters, and if needed, more facilities and volunteers to shelter the same amount of people as in previous seasons.
  • Maximizing space requirements may mean not all shelters will offer cots. Be prepared to provide your own bedding and care items.
  • Maximizing space requirements may mean not all shelters will offer cots. Be prepared to provide your own bedding and care items.

Multiple counties have also declared states of emergency as Isaias approaches Eastern Carolina.

Here is a list so far:

  • Carteret County
  • Craven County
  • Currituck County
  • Dare County
  • Duplin County
  • Greene County
  • Hyde County
  • Lenoir County
  • Martin County
  • Onslow County
  • Washington County

There are also several cities and towns under a state of emergency:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Emerald Isle
  • Jacksonville
  • Kenansville
  • Kinston
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Morehead City
  • Newport
  • North Topsail Beach
  • Pine Knoll Shores
  • Roanoke Rapids
  • Surf City
  • Williamston

Stay with WITN and WITN.com as we update the track of the storm.

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