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Ivey issues State of Emergency due to severe weather

In anticipation of severe weather at approximately 3:27 pm, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency.

“On this Easter Sunday, Alabama faces the potential for inclement weather, and we want all Alabama families to be prepared for whatever comes our way,” said Ivey. “Any provision of the COVID-19 orders is suspended to the extent that its application or enforcement would endanger any person affected by tonight’s severe weather.”

As a part of her order, all shelters and community safe rooms will remain open and accessible to all individuals seeking refuge from this severe weather.

Ivey encouraged every who must seek shelter to implementing reasonable practices and procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among those seeking refuge.

At 3:25 p.m., the National Weather Center in Huntsville and Birmingham issued a Tornado Watch for all counties in North Alabama and multiple counties in Central Alabama until 10:00 p.m. tonight as a line of severe storms approach from Mississippi.

“My fellow Alabamians, stay vigilant, and stay safe this Easter Sunday,” said Ivey.

State of Emergency Proclamation

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Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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