Gov. Kay Ivey Declares State of Emergency for Counties Hit by Tornado
Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for six counties that were hit by Thursday’s tornadoes.
Ivey’s proclamation is for the following counties: Autauga, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore and Tallapoosa. She and other state emergency officials will decide whether other counties need to be included.
“I – along with my partners at the Alabama EMA – will continue monitoring to determine if an expanded state of emergency is needed. I am ready to be a helping hand to local officials. Please continue using caution!” she said in a statement.
Ivey and her team have been in contact with Alabama Acting EMA Director Jeff Smitherman and his staff throughout the day and will continue to do so.
READ: What the State of Emergency Means for Tornado-Stricken Areas