MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will tour the storm damage inflicted on south Alabama during a flyover of affected areas Thursday afternoon. Following landing, the governor will be shown areas of destruction during a ground tour.
Ivey is slated to fly over areas of Geneva and Houston counties around 3 p.m.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., Ivey will deplane from a state aircraft and visit areas near Ashford and Gordon. She’ll then tour the Dothan Garden District’s damage before traveling to the Dothan-Houston County Emergency Management Agency for a 4 p.m. news conference.
Ivey declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon, two days ahead of Hurricane Michael’s landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a strong Category 4 hurricane. The storm clipped the southeastern portion of Alabama and then moved into Georgia. At least two fatalities are confirmed as being Michael-related.
Ivey spoke with President Donald Trump about the storm Wednesday afternoon. She’s also signed a request for an emergency declaration for the president that would allow preemptive federal assistance for cleanup efforts and other resources.