Gov. Kay Ivey Declares State of Emergency for Counties Hit by Tornado

Gki Director Smitherman 01 12 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Acting EMA Director Jeff Smitherman, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 – Photo from the Office of the Governor

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


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