Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Response After Colonial Pipeline Cyber-Attack
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office is actively monitoring the situation regarding a cyber-attack to Colonial Pipeline, which has resulted in a temporary shutdown of the pipeline. Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in North Carolina and temporarily suspending motor vehicle fuel regulations to ensure adequate fuel supply throughout the state. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management is in constant communication with partners at the local and state level to identify the scope of the issue and its impact to Mecklenburg County. At this time, we urge the public to remain patient and avoid buying unnecessary fuel supplies. We will share more information as it becomes available. As always, you can monitor Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.
The City of Charlotte maintains its own fuel reserve. There is enough fuel supply at this time, but the city is preparing for a prolonged interruption as a precaution to ensure essential services are maintained. City of Charlotte staff are being asked to limit non-essential travel as a precautionary measure.
Price gouging of gas prices can be reported to the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. If you need to file a complaint you can call 1-877-5-NOSCAM or go online to https://ncdoj.gov/file-a-complaint/price-gouging/.
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