9/8/2017 @ 8:00AM – The forecast track of Hurricane Irma has taken a westward turn overnight, taking the storm directly across Florida, into Georgia and toward the Western part of North Carolina before becoming sub-tropical in Tennessee. Although this latest forecast is good news for our area and all of Central and Eastern North Carolina, please don’t let your guard down just yet as there is still plenty of time for the storm’s track to shift back to the East, bringing us back into the danger area. Even if the storm continues on the forecast track, we may see some effects in the form of heavier rainfall and gusty winds locally. Please stay tuned to local television and radio sources for the latest information in your immediate area.
-Doug Logan, Emergency Management Director