#parent | #kids | Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues state of emergency ahead of potentially dangerous storms

From Gov. Kay Ivey to Pleasant Grove Mayor Jerry Brasseale, Alabama officials are encouraging Alabamians to be weather aware as potential severe weather is expected to move into the state Wednesday.

Ivey issued a state of emergency for the entire state beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“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,” Ivey said. “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. 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.”

Brasseale, whose city is no stranger to devastating tornadoes, said people should think through their plans now and not wait for a storm to be imminent.

Pleasant Grove Mayor Jerry Brasseale urges public to prepare ahead of severe weather from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

Ivey also took to social media to share Alabama Emergency Management Agency’s call for caution and preparedness.


The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile also used social media to share tips and information.



Alabama Power is also proving tips for preparing for storms and potential outages.


And meteorologist James Spann and his weather team at AlabamaWx.com are giving regular updates.


You can find Spann’s Tuesday afternoon forecast with an emphasis on the potential for severe weather Wednesday here.

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