Gov. Pat McCrory declared on Wednesday a state of emergency in Graham, Jackson and Swain counties and areas within the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee following a landslide on U.S. Highway 441 that began on Jan. 15.

It is the second order issued by McCrory since he became governor.

Here is the entirety of the order, which was released by the governor’s office.

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