Gov. Ivey declares state of emergency for Nate, expected to hit Alabama this weekend

October 6, 2017

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.
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President Trump approves Gov. Ivey’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, President Donald Trump approved Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the state of Alabama. The president declared that an emergency exists in the state of Alabama and ordered federal assistance to supplement existing response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on Sept. 8, 2017, and continuing.

Ivey, during a phone call with the president Sunday, requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to assist the state of Alabama in Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

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Alabama offers assistance to Texas in Hurricane Harvey efforts

August 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, August 28, 2017, Alabamians and their leaders respond to the crisis in Texas following the flooding created by Hurricane Harvey.

Alabama Governor Ivey authorized the Alabama National Guard to Assist in Hurricane Harvey efforts.  Upon a request from the National Guard Bureau, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and two UH-60M medical aircraft, along with their respective crews, to assist in recovery efforts in Texas as a response to Hurricane Harvey.

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