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Gov. Cooper cautions remnants of Ian may be dangerous, possibly deadly

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday that the state will stay paused in Safer at Home Phase 2 for another five weeks.
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Governor Roy Cooper Thursday afternoon called Hurricane Ian unpredictable and urged North Carolinians to be ready for when the storm's remnants hit the state Friday and Saturday.

Governor Roy Cooper Thursday afternoon called Hurricane Ian unpredictable and urged North Carolinians to be ready for when the storm's remnants hit the state Friday and Saturday.

At a briefing with other state officials, Governor Cooper said the storm that devastated Florida could still be a threat even as it weakens.

“For North Carolinians, I want to be clear: This storm can still be dangerous, and even deadly,” he said, “Heavy rains up to seven inches in some areas are likely to bring flooding. Landslides are a threat in our mountains and there's a chance of tornadoes statewide. Coastal flooding, heavy rain and gusty winds are likely as the storm passes through.”

Cooper also cautioned against one of the deadliest threats of the storm.

“Most important, don’t drive through water on the roads. Many people have died in past storms when their vehicles were caught in floodwaters. Don’t take the chance. If the road is flooded, turn round, find a different route,” he said.

He said 80 North Carolina National Guard troops have been activated to help with storm related emergencies.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.