Governor declares state of emergency for all AL counties - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Governor declares state of emergency for all AL counties

Governor Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency for all counties across Alabama due to the severe weather impacting the state Friday.

"This is a serious storm that has already caused significant damage across the South. I hope Alabamians take extreme caution while these storms move through," said Gov.Bentley. "When this weather system is no longer a threat, we are prepared to assist our citizens and communities that have been severely affected."

The tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail storms and high speed straight line winds moved across large portions of the state throughout Friday, resulting in one fatality in Marengo County and multiple sites of structural damage. Injuries have been confirmed in Sumter, Greene and Marengo counties.

Tornado touchdowns have been confirmed in the following Alabama counties: Monroe, Greene, Marengo, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Choctaw.

The state of emergency authorizes the Alabama Emergency Management Agency to assess the damage and mobilize their resources as needed to deal with the impact of the storms.

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