Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Thursday in all 100 North Carolina counties. The Executive Order suspends weight limits on vehicles used to transport livestock, poultry, feed and crops in the state. This will allow farmers to harvest as much of their crops as possible before Irma hits next week.
The order also ensures livestock, poultry crops and feed can be moved as necessary. The order also temporarily suspends the maximum hours of service for drivers.
State officials urge residents to check your generators, fuel and emergency kits to be as prepared as possible for Irma.