White House declares state of emergency as Ian approaches North Carolina
The White House has approved a state of emergency for North Carolina as the remnants of Hurricane Ian approach the state on Saturday.
The big picture: Ian, now considered a post-tropical cyclone, will continue to weaken, but heavy rain and gusty winds will still impact the Mid-Atlantic region and New England coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.
- Losses from Ian are expected to exceed $30 billion, Axios' Nathan Bomey reports, and is likely to be "one of the largest catastrophic loss events" in U.S. history.
Of note: The White House also declared a major disaster for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
- Federal aid will assist in programs allowing individuals, families, and business owners to recover from the effects of the disaster, per the White House.