Governor Kay Ivey directs flags to be flown at half-staff out of respect for Lee Co tornado victims
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MONGTOMERY — In response to the loss of life experienced in Lee County due to tornadoes that struck on Sunday, Governor Kay Ivey has directed that flags be flown at half-staff.
Twenty-three lives were lost in Sunday’s devastation in Lee County.
“I am directing flags to be flown at half staff as a mark of respect for the twenty-three lives lost to the violent and unforgiving tornados in Lee County,” said Ivey in a statement. “Sunday afternoon, tornadoes ravaged parts of Alabama, leaving behind trails of devastation and tragic loss of life. I have assured the people of Lee County that, together, we will overcome this devastation.”
Ivey also took to social media to spread the word.
I’ve ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the 23 lives lost in the Lee County tornadoes. Flags should remain lowered until sunset on Sunday, March 10, 2019. pic.twitter.com/DXVoz3fKZQ
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) March 6, 2019
Per the governor’s direction, the flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 10.