Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency ahead of Alberto

Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency ahead of Alberto
Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to make a "major" economic development announcement Thursday in Huntsville.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency Saturday afternoon in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto. According to the latest weather update, the storm could cause tornadoes and flooding ahead of Monday's anticipated landfall.

The State of Emergency will go into effect Sunday morning at 6 a.m. for the following counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Washington and Wilcox.

"All Alabamians should take time to be prepared for the potential of significant flooding. I have directed essential state agencies to be on the ready should they be needed over the next couple of days," said Ivey. "As with any tropical weather event, being prepared is of utmost importance. Everyone should take the necessary precautions now and stay informed of the latest weather conditions for their area. This State of Emergency will ensure that all available state resources are ready when they are needed."

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