U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) today supported Governor Perdue's request to President Obama for a state of emergency declaration for North Carolina counties expected to be hit by Hurricane Irene.
"I am extremely concerned about the possible personal safety risks to thousands of North Carolinians and visitors in the state," wrote Hagan in a letter to President Obama. "In addition, it is expected that there will be extensive environmental damage and property destruction from Hurricane Irene...I respectfully request that you make the necessary state of emergency declaration so that the areas of North Carolina expected to be most affected can quickly prepare for, and fully recover from, Hurricane Irene."
Yesterday, Hagan urged North Carolinians to take the proper measures to protect their families, including learning the evacuation routes and assembling emergency kits. For more information on how to best prepare for an emergency, visit http://www.readync.org/.