From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency for Alabama’s coastal and western counties.
“As Hurricane Ida’s trek continues in the direction of Louisiana, we still expect the possibility of flooding and even spin-off tornadoes in portions of Alabama,” Ivey said in a statement. “With a storm like this, we always want to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, which is why I have preemptively declared a state of emergency for our coastal and western counties. We will continue keeping an eye on the evolving system. I urge Alabamians and our visitors to stay weather aware.”