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Ivey issues state of emergency ahead of TS Sally

Gov. Kay Ivey today issued a state of emergency for Alabama ahead of Tropical Storm Sally.

According to the governor’s office, the storm system is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane sometime today.

“Bad weather is nothing to take lightly. Earlier today, I issued a State of Emergency because those on the Gulf Coast know a flood and heavy rains can be just as deadly as tropical winds,” Ivey said. “We pray that Sally doesn’t do any harm, but we must be prepared just in case. As your governor, you have my assurance that every resource will be available if we need it. Be safe, Alabama.”