Listen: North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper, Hurricane Florence discussed on 24 Hour News
"Radio news. I'm Tim McGuire. Hurricane Florence slamming. The North Carolina coast with hurricane force winds while neighboring South Carolina's feeling the effects of strong tropical storm force winds Costa both states also seeing heavy rain and a powerful storm surge as hurricane Florence slowly moves towards shore, North Carolina Governor ROY Cooper says for all those along the coast. There's no get now. Now, let me be clear you need to get yourself to a safe place now and stay there Cooper adds the next several days will be trying and dangerous time. The worst of the storm is not yet here. But these are the early warnings of the days to come. Surviving. This storm will be a test of endurance. Teamwork. Commonsense and patients power companies in North Carolina say there are already eighty thousand outages most of them along the coast near Wilmington. Forecasters say that given the storm size and sluggish track. It could cause damage akin to what the Houston area saw during hurricane Harvey just over a year ago floodwaters swamping, homes and businesses and washing over industrial waste sites and hog manure pounds at least six people have been hurt too critically in a series of natural gas explosions and fires this afternoon and evening and three thousand north of Boston. Massachusetts state police say at least thirty nine fires reported in Lawrence Andover north Andover. People living all three towns of reported explosions leveling homes in their neighborhoods. Governor Charlie Baker was asked if the threat remains more explosions and fire do not believe."