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Gov. Perdue orders US and NC flags to be lowered to honor tornado victims and responders


RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) - Gov. Bev Perdue has ordered that all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff in tribute to victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept through the state on Saturday and the countless responders who have saved lives and prevented additional injury. Flags will be lowered from Tuesday morning through dusk Thursday, returning to full staff on Good Friday.

All employees of the Department of Administration join Gov. Perdue in remembering those who perished in these violent storms and countless others who suffered injuries or property damage. We stand with other state agencies to provide assistance to local and federal responders, who are doing all they can to help our citizens in this difficult time.

For flag information, contact DOA Communications Director Jill Warren Lucas at or 919-807-2496. To join the North Carolina Flag Alert list serve, visit To view the new North Carolina State Government Flag Guide, visit

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