NC governor: Coastal residents should watch tropical system


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Pat McCrory is asking coastal residents to watch the weather as a tropical system approaches.

The National Weather Service has a tropical storm watch in effect from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. The weather service said Monday morning the storm was about 230 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

The storm is moving to the northwest at 10 mph with winds of 35 mph. Forecasters say the storm should be near the Outer Banks on Tuesday and early Wednesday. The storm isn’t expected to be a major threat, but McCrory wants people to stay alert.

McCrory says people should discuss their emergency plans and update supply kits.

Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry said emergency management officials are working with local officials to ensure they have what they need.

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