RALEIGH — A search and rescue task force from North Carolina deployed Thursday morning to assist in the response to Hurricane Laura along the Gulf Coast. Answering a request from the State of Louisiana through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, North Carolina is providing a task force of 41 responders.  Twenty personnel from the Greensboro…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the NC Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) has distributed approximately 3.5 million cloth face coverings, 4.5 million procedure masks, and significant amounts of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to targeted settings across the state. The ongoing PPE shipments…

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Tropical Storm Isaias is moving northward along the Florida coast and has North Carolina in its path with threats of heavy rainfall, storm surge, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and dangerous rip currents. These conditions could cause power outages and road closures across portions of central and eastern North Carolina through Tuesday.  “Although the storm has…

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Tropical Storm Isaias has formed in the Caribbean, and the North Carolina coast is squarely in the forecast cone of uncertainty. At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Isaias was located near latitude 18.1 North, longitude 68.9 West. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 20 mph (31 km/h), and a west-northwestward to northwestward…

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