MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Alabama has been approved for an Emergency Disaster Declaration.
The announcement came early Tuesday morning as Hurricane Sally inches toward the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement:
“As we continue making preparations for Hurricane Sally to impact Alabama, I thank President Trump and his Administration for approving our request so quickly. We will continue closely monitoring the developments today, and I urge everyone in the coastal areas south of I-10 and in low-lying areas to take all precautions and heed advice from weather experts and local officials. Please stay vigilant, Alabama.”
ORIGINAL: Gov. Ivey requested the pre-landfall emergency declaration for the state of Alabama on Monday.
Ivey had a 5:45 p.m. phone call Monday with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor and Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, where she asked for this request to be expedited.
Governor Ivey has issued the following statement:
“As projections for Hurricane Sally continue to develop, and as Alabama will likely receive significant impact from this system, I have requested a pre-landfall emergency declaration for the state. I just wrapped up a phone call with Acting DHS Secretary Wolf and FEMA Administrator Gaynor and asked them to expedite this request. The White House and Trump Administration have been extremely helpful as we have anticipated a potential hit from Sally. I thank President Trump for being a terrific partner for our state as we make preparations. My fellow Alabamians, please continue heeding all local warnings and stay weather aware.”
Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for Alabama ahead of Tropical Storm Sally Monday morning.
With the state of emergency declaration, Governor Ivey has also issued the following statement:
From Governor Kay Ivey:
“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. 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.”