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Tags: Hurricane Dorian | georgia | north carolina | kemp | cooper

Governors: Georgia, NC Watching Dorian Progress Closely

By    |   Tuesday, 03 September 2019 09:01 AM

The governors of Georgia and North Carolina said Tuesday their states are continuing to prepare for a devastating hit from Hurricane Dorian as slowly moves up the nation's East Coast. 

"We are still worried it may move in a direction that would not be good for us," Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "We are taking the better safe than sorry attitude. Regardless of that, we are still going to experience heavy winds, certainly with the tides...we are going to see probably severe flooding, certainly a storm surge, and beach erosion."

Meanwhile, he said state officials also are concerned about the heavy traffic coming through, as people have evacuated from Florida and also drivers are coming in from South Carolina to get on Georgia's interstates to evacuate. 

"We have to be cautious," said Kemp, adding that the state is prepared, including with the National Guard. 

In a separate interview, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper told Fox News that it's been less than a year since the state was slammed by Hurricane Florence, and officials think Dorian has "its sights set on us" because of the way the state's coast lies. 

"We are ready for it," said Cooper. "If North Carolinians could will this thing away we would do it. We are a determined and resilient people here but we know we have to be ready for it."

Extra care has been taken to set up large emergency shelters, as hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the coast, said Cooper, but at this time, nobody knows how the storm will turn. 

"We feel west of I-95 we won't see any real dangerous effects of the storm," Cooper said. 

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The governors of Georgia and North Carolina said Tuesday their states are continuing to prepare for a devastating hit from Hurricane Dorian as slowly moves up the nation's East Coast. 
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