From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for Alabama ahead of Tropical Storm Sally, which is expected to reach hurricane status before making landfall.
“Bad weather is nothing to take lightly,” said Ivey in a statement Monday. “Earlier today, I issued a State of Emergency because those on the Gulf Coast know a flood and heavy rains can be just as deadly as tropical winds. We pray that Sally doesn’t do any harm, but we must be prepared just in case.
“As your governor, you have my assurance that every resource will be available if we need it. Be safe, Alabama.”
Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sally is expected to become a hurricane on Monday and reach shore by early Tuesday, bringing dangerous weather conditions, including risk of flooding, to a region stretching from Morgan City, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.