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Governor Ivey issues State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Ida

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Published: Aug. 28, 2021 at 1:59 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Ahead of Hurricane Ida’s anticipated landfall, Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for Alabama’s coastal and western counties. The state of emergency is effective at 2:00 p.m. Central Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Governor Ivey also issued the following statement:

“As Hurricane Ida’s trek continues in the direction of Louisiana, we still expect the possibility of flooding and even spin-off tornadoes in portions of Alabama. With a storm like this, we always want to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, which is why I have preemptively declared a state of emergency for our coastal and western counties. We will continue keeping an eye on the evolving system. I urge Alabamians and our visitors to stay weather aware.” -- Governor Kay Ivey

Here is the proclamation:

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