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Isaias Came At A Bad Time, But At Least It Didn't Linger, Says Governor Cooper

Governor Roy Cooper at a press conference on Tuesday on Isaias

  On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper held a press conference on the aftermath of Hurricane Isaias. The storm came ashore with 85 mile-per-hour winds and produced a storm surge of 3 to 5 feet, WHQR’s reports.   

Governor Cooper says even though the hurricane arrived at the worst possible time, local officials were ready:  

“In North Carolina, we don’t have the luxury of sitting by and seeing how hurricane season goes. That’s especially true during a pandemic. State and local emergency managers, already working around the clock on Covid-19, spent months preparing for a hurricane, detailing the extra precautions we would need this year during the pandemic.”

With clean up now underway, Cooper says remember to take the recommended coronavirus precautions:

“So help your neighbor, but do it safely, wear your mask, keep your distance, and bring your hand sanitizer."

With many in the eastern part of the state still without power, officials say if you’re going to use a generator, be careful and follow the manufacturer’s safety guidelines.