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In within 24 hours today and tell you -- -- -- down North Carolina.
Ordering the locals to get out of there the visitors especially to get out mandatory evacuations that 300000 people.
Governor with the state of emergency the whole thing people boarding up homes -- they always do and officials and emergency shelters -- Gonna fill up governor -- a hurricane -- caused terrible destruction and people need to be ready.
We have volunteers all -- North Carolina are ready to help.
We have all the vehicles and all the supplies that we are preparing as best we pay him.
It hurts every individual to make that same prep races we don't know where this track -- -- At this point -- all of it can't take this storm very serious.
This is in that state also -- if Fed's declare preemptive emergency to free up some more government assistance than what is now north Carolina's lieutenant governor Walter Dalton is whether -- good to -- -- Good to see you good to see you -- you know lobby watching I've been while they're watching for years is Cape -- just get sort of kind of side swiped it looks like it's gonna get it's gonna get hit really hard from underneath with some with an eastern winds out of the thing and and it looks kind of scary frankly.
Well it does amid all the models -- right now -- the Cape Hatteras and morehead city will probably take the first hit.
But we are prepared in continue to prepare we have thousands of people involved in the evacuation exercise.
They are at the ready for the relief effort after that follows.
I applaud our state employees state troopers were already out there.
-- murder emergency management personnel is has already -- gauged our National Guard and general Lusk is at the ready.
We have six FEMA teams on the ground already.
The local governments with their first responders fire police and rescue the sheriff's department are already engaged.
Helping people with their evacuation routes our distribution centers as logistically are going to be open our shelters are gonna be ready.
The Red Cross is they -- we have been through this before.
People need to stay calm they need to use common sense and if they do that I think everybody can stay safe.
-- you know I've been in Carolinas and especially North Carolina for a lot of storms I've never see body better edit.
The one thing that you get though this -- that a governor is complacency after all these years.
And I guess you just have to hope that some leader in your inland residents would just get out of the way of the thing.
Well -- I think that's true as far as the residents of North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd I don't think you'll ever see complacency again that was late.
Very devastating storm the amount of rain we got.
Calls so much damage you -- reference that.
The one thing we may have going for us right now is you mention New York City and in the New York area.
With a lot of rain in the past few weeks we have had some drought in North Carolina.
So that is slight advantage as this storm hits are -- But again if people will be -- they use common sense our people -- already there in a very coordinated effort to get them.
Out of harm's way and then the utility crews were ready they coordinate that very well.
There were probably.
Surely be some power outages obviously but they are ready to go to work as soon as that happened.
The lieutenant governor Walter Dalton of the great state of North Carolina all all the best to you and yours thank you -- very much.
Thank you should have and thank you for your reporting oh did you beds want to get away from you -- Hugo if you were there the trees all broke off at the same height you remember that.
Every one of them snap snap snap so all the trees -- the same -- and they don't have any Green on top of them.
And they all fell on power lines and they all had to be cut up into little pieces of firewood so they could reopen the roads and turn the lights back on.
And it took weeks and it was -- as -- and people who stayed wished they had left.
This is in the Hugo but for the people of the outer banks in rights will be -- all the rest.
It's going be rough.
Might as -- watch it on TV get out while you can.
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