NC 'will see significant tropical storm or hurricane impact by Monday'

NC 'will see significant tropical storm or hurricane impact by Monday'”

The Category 5 hurricane is 270 miles east of Antigua; the current track places the storm in the Florida Keys early Sunday.

Cooper said the emergency teams from North Carolina that went to Texas to assist after Hurricane Harvey have all returned home. They do predict Irma will bring heavy rain, wind damage, power outages and flash flooding in the mountains.

They say some scheduled work may be delayed by the storm, but Charlotte Water is prepared to respond to any emergency situation.

Irma is expected to weaken into a tropical storm by the time it reaches inland North Carolina, said Nick Petro, a representative from the National Weather Service. The greatest impact is expected to be in the mountains and near the SC border.

On Wednesday Gov. Roy Copper declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties in North Carolina, joining the states of Florida, Georgia and SC. Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks said state emergency management officials are coordinating with local officials and state partners to ensure they have what they need and that their teams and supplies are ready should the storm impact North Carolina. According to Sprayberry, the full spectrum of disaster response resources are being made available, with staging areas being organized in Kinston, Greensboro, and Asheville.

"Our emergency operations are now activated", said Cooper. Coastal areas of North Carolina will begin feeling the effects of Irma late Thursday and Friday in the form of large surf and rip-tides, especially at southern facing beaches.

Like this


13 September 2017
Hot Stocks For Today: HSN, Inc. (HSNI), Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL)
The biotechnology company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.02. The company's shares were given away at $21.58 per share worth to an income of some $711,881 on account of Feldbaum Carl B.

13 September 2017
Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding
But when it came to the west coast of the peninsula, the storm was not as destructive as some had originally feared, Scott said. Historic demand for gasoline sparked major gas shortages in the days before Hurricane Irma struck Florida over the weekend.

13 September 2017
Britain and Sweden calls on United Nations to look into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis
Hatred of the Muslim minority has swelled in recent years, with Buddhist hardliners fanning fears of an Islamic takeover. Speaking at Cox Bazar, Hasina said: "We gave them ( Rohingya refugees ) shelter in our country on humanitarian grounds".

13 September 2017
Apple to launch new iPhones
Apple is known to host one of the most flawless events in the past and we can expect the same from this year's as well. Possibly called the iPhone X or iPhone 8 , the next-gen smartphone will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone .

13 September 2017
India's factory output rises, so does inflation
On a monthly basis, consumer prices grew 0.6% in August, just above the 0.5% gain expected by economists. But the August inflation figure remains below RBI's medium term target of 4 per cent.

13 September 2017
Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) -3.42% away from 20 SMA
Zacks Lowered Verizon Communications from a "hold" recommendation to a "sell" recommendation in a analysis note on Tue, Jun 20th. They expect this year's earnings to fall -1.81% year-over-year to $3.79, followed by 2.37% growth in the next year to $3.88.

13 September 2017
Lucas Capital Management Decreases Position in, Inc
Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in shares of by 4.3% in the second quarter. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a hold rating on shares of in a research report on Tuesday, January 31st.

12 September 2017
Arsenal man Wilshere held talks over loan move to Turkey
Wilshere would be able to join on a free transfer next summer, but the Istanbul giants are keen to wrap up a deal in January. Alternatively Fenerbahce would have to pay a fee if they want him to to sign in Janaury.

12 September 2017
Chevron Corporation New (NYSE:CVX) Short Interest Increased By 5.33%
It is down 2.90% since September 11, 2016 and is downtrending. "Inc, Infinera Corp, Bonanza Creek ..." on August 15, 2017. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Chevron Corporation by 1.0% during the 1st quarter.

12 September 2017
FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) Upgraded by Stephens to Overweight
As of the end of the quarter Cubist Systematic Strategies, LLC had disposed of 56,601 shares trimming its stake by 58.6%. The company had revenue of $185.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $176.39 million.