President Trump grants emergency declaration for North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The federal government has granted North Carolina’s request for a federal disaster declaration ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

The governor’s office confirmed the emergency declaration was granted Tuesday night. The federal declaration will speed federal aid to the state, including more FEMA and military personnel and resources for preparation and relief efforts.

“North Carolinians have faced tough storms before and we’re taking every precaution to make sure we’re prepared. I appreciate the support of our federal partners in making sure our state is ready to respond to whatever Hurricane Dorian brings,” said Governor Cooper in the press release.

President Donald Trump tweeted that he was working to complete North Carolina’s Emergency Declaration Tuesday night.

“Hope you wont need it!” the president’s tweet stated.

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