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You're looking live at Kill Devil Hills North Carolina where hurricane Irene outer bands already bringing six.
To nine foot waves the national hurricane -- are now saying.
-- -- -- weakening slightly.
But still packing winds up to a 110 miles per hour.
More than 55.
Million Americans from North Carolina all the way to Maine.
In -- -- path.
Let's bring in North Carolina governor Bev Perdue governor -- hitting you first.
Are you ready.
Well we're as ready as we can be we have a -- US -- in place now -- our theories are about to clients we've got rescue squads emergency personnel Highway Patrol National Guard Red Cross on the ground.
Our shelters are -- -- right now we're trying to get all of our people off but the terrorists and the residents.
This is a big storm and -- we think she'll go back up to three back.
Tomorrow this time -- overweight men sit -- and -- for the best but plan for the works how would you characterize it communications you the National Weather Service.
And you and your mansion over in North Carolina.
We've we've had great communications North Carolina has always had a history of working together.
We've got a great system around emergency start at the local level all the way to the federal partners.
FEMA is in the state now yesterday the Fed's declared us a national disaster area declared an emergency order.
Mean we've done about -- we can do to get prepared.
All other things are also deployed for the recovery we expect that to Begin the minute we can get on to the -- after the Hercules and set.
Today's a hard day the day you sit back and white trash when do you feel when have they told you it'll actually hit.
-- sometime tomorrow afternoon -- you'll see that the storm come mavericks.
Right now the track tracks look about the sang really legally they'll come in somewhere in morehead city which is in the mid point of -- north -- 'cause.
All the way up to the tip that joins Virginia governor McConnell is is concerned as is governor -- this is a whole coastal event.
And we on you never know until it hits where it's gonna hit and so the three states are.
Fully prepared and then the northeast is beginning to make that same kind of preparations.
She is a big girl and nobody can.
Can take away from the fact that it if the storm assisted with this kind of -- and some damage is gonna be done.
-- -- -- governor is the message got to take some personal responsibility birdie outlined avenue evacuation zones and you're telling people who should leave him where they should go.
It's really up to the people in North Carolina to be responsible at this point.
Well we've you know this is a big -- state -- so we have a -- number of folks who don't live in North Carolina along Erica instant we started asking them to leave on Tuesday we told them they had to leave yesterday.
And today that we have people going door to door hotel a hotel demand and -- -- As for the residents we have hundreds of thousands of people on the right now getting off the bank's.
But it ended the day you're always gonna have -- out -- who decides to stay in -- -- -- for of that person they have to know that when the storm comes our emergency personnel recovery people will be inside.
Public safety has to be the key that decision maker in -- -- Governor Bev Purdue thanks so much she going to be a busy busy person chief executive of that state we -- to talk to you again and you know but I -- mrs.
Thank you we -- today thank you -- twice.
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