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State of Emergency issued by Gov. Ivey in advance of ‘Alberto’

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A State of Emergency has been in effect for several counties since early Sunday morning.

Subtropical Storm Alberto, soon to become a tropical storm, is expected to make landfall late on Monday or early Tuesday. The counties affected are 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.

The National Weather Service is forecasting significant impacts beginning today near the Alabama coast, with 3-7 inches of rain in many areas and 6-12 inches closer to the coast, some with 10-15 inches. Serious flash floods and river flooding are possible, along with tornado threats for much of the state beginning into at least Tuesday night in north Alabama.

A copy of the Governor’s proclamation is here.


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