Gov. Ivey to tour storm damage Thursday in south AL

Gov. Ivey to tour storm damage Thursday in south AL
Gov. Kay Ivey will tour the storm damage in southeast Alabama Thursday afternoon.

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.

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