WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) led a letter to President Biden supporting North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s request for an Emergency Declaration in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
“We respectfully request your immediate consideration and approval of this Emergency Declaration as the state prepares for the anticipated impacts of Hurricane Ian,” the letter states.
“The National Weather Service projects that this storm will have significant impacts to the State of North Carolina as a hurricane, as cited in the National Weather Service statement/forecast issued on September 30, 2022,” the letter continues. “An Emergency Declaration will provide the needed assistance to state and local communities to allow them to properly prepare for the effects of Hurricane Ian.”
You can read the entire letter here.