"I highly encourage people to move out of the county," said Emergency Management Director
"Supervisors will inform employees if they are identified for work tomorrow," according to a district release.
"It's been quite some time since we've seen a storm of this magnitude," Still said. "In its characteristics, it is very Hugo-esque. It is a major hurricane nonetheless."
He said officials believe the "earliest" coastal
"Currently, we are looking for Florence to make landfall as a major storm," Still said. "We do expect it to sit over our general region for a period of time."
Still said officials are continuing to work Monday on potential evacuation and shelter plans for
"Those are details that are still being worked out," he said.
Along with school, a host of school activities planned this week are also canceled. They include Tuesday's
During a press conference Monday, Gov.
Cooper asked that President
"The forecast places
On Monday morning, New Hanover County Commissioners' Chairman
"Based on its current track, we anticipate that Hurricane Florence will have a direct impact on
Cooper also announced that
N.C. Attorney General
"It is against the law to charge an excessive price during a state of emergency. If you see a business taking advantage of this storm, please let my office know so we can hold them accountable," Stein said in a statement.
The attorney general said people can report potential price gouging by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or by filing a complaint at www.ncdoj.gov.
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