NC, SC declare states of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian

NC, SC declare states of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North and South Carolina official declared states of emergency Friday due to the possible impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

The declarations are so the Carolinas can prepare to prevent transportation delays of emergency relief supplies and services for areas in the path of the hurricane that is expected to hit Florida.

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It waives requirements for registration and weight for vehicles carrying supplies to assist hurricane victims.

For the agriculture industry, it suspends maximum hours drivers can be on the road and weight requirements for livestock trucks.

The declaration also lifts requirements for the maximum amount of hours for truck drivers.

State of Emergency Declarations: