Ivey declares state of emergency ahead of Michael

Published 3:16 pm Monday, October 8, 2018

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide state of emergency today ahead of the anticipated widespread power outages, wind damage and debris produced by high winds and rain associated with Hurricane Michael, according to the governor’s office.

Parts of the state have been placed under tropical storm watches or warnings.

“Alabama is once again in the path of a hurricane, but I know Alabamians will once again come together and be prepared for whatever Michael may bring,” Ivey said. “On the state level we are prepared, now is the time for residents in south Alabama to review your emergency preparedness plans and also get prepared. Tomorrow we will start seeing the effects of Michael and those in its path will need to take shelter by tomorrow evening. Please stay weather aware today and tomorrow for any forecast changes. Most importantly, heed all warnings and instructions from local authorities.”

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