North Carolina has begun its preparations for Hurricane Irma, though the track of the storm is looking good for the state.
At a news conference this morning, Governor Roy Cooper said residents can expect heavy rain and wind beginning Monday, with the greatest impacts in the mountains and South Carolina border.
Cooper declared a State of Emergency in NC Friday.
The governor said there could be flash flooding and possible landslides in the mountains with some power outages expected due to the wind.
Along the coast, Cooper says they are already seeing dangerous surf and rip currents.
Starting tomorrow morning, the National Guard will begin staging in Greenville, Charlotte and Asheville to offer aide.