By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a statewide state of emergency for Tropical Storm Nate, whose projected path has it hitting Alabama by Sunday.
The state of emergency order also authorizes the State Emergency Operations Center in Clanton, Alabama, to monitor the storm. Ivey said in a statement that the order will free up resources for “’storm related activity.”
“State and local leaders are ready to respond if needed, but our people need to stay weather-aware and heed any directions given by local officials,” Ivey said in a release.