Easley: Hanna could bring high winds, flooding

September 3, 2008 4:23:59 PM PDT
Gov. Mike Easley says state officials are ready to respond to any damage caused by Hurricane Hanna.

Easley told citizens Wednesday to get prepared for the storm, which he said could bring 70 mile-per-hour winds and up to 10 inches of rain to North Carolina.

In a news conference with reporters, Easley said 270 North Carolina National Guard troops and 144 state troopers are ready to be deployed to problem areas.

Easley said it's still hard to tell where Hanna's eye will come ashore but it could reach land on the state's southern coast.

He said citizens should have enough food, fuel and clothing for three to five days in case they lose power or must leave their homes.


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