Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for all 100 counties as North Carolina prepares for almost certain impacts from Hurricane Irma early next week.
The state of emergency went into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in order to facilitate the movement of any resources that may be needed to respond to the storm. It also waives truck weight, size and hours of service restrictions so that vehicles carrying essential supplies such as food, medicine, fuel or transporting livestock or crops can get their jobs done quickly.
State officials will post the latest storm-related information on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s website, ReadyNC.org
NFIB has posted a mini-guide to creating a disaster plan for your small business, in the event you don’t have one already. Click here to read i
NFIB has also posted tips on navigating the claims process if your business is damaged by Irma or another natural disaster. Here’s the link