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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues state of emergency for all 67 counties ahead of severe weather threat

Governor Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for all 67 counties ahead of potential severe weather from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning.

The state of emergency goes into effect Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. CST and will allow the State of Alabama to rapidly respond to any consequences that may arise from the weather event, which Alabama Emergency Management Agency Meteorologist Jim Stefkovich has called “dangerous and life-threatening.”

Ivey released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, saying, “The threat for potentially dangerous weather is rising for much of Alabama tomorrow. Out of an abundance of caution, I have issued a state of emergency for all 67 counties to ensure we are ready to act in any way needed from the state level.”

“Projections are showing that this will likely be a widespread event, with some of the most severe weather anticipated late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning,” she continued. “Please make preparations now in the event your area is impacted in some way. I will continue keeping a close eye on the system and encourage every Alabamian to do the same.”

View information about being weather prepared and aware here. The National Weather Service’s website can be accessed here.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn