state of emergency http://apr.org en Ala. Storm System Prompts Emergency Declaration http://apr.org/post/ala-storm-system-prompts-emergency-declaration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alabama </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency in response to a severe weather system that crossed the state.</span></p><p>Bentley said in a statement Monday evening that the declaration covers every county in Alabama, and that heavy damage has been reported in some areas that were in the path of a suspected tornado.</p><p>Bentley says all state agencies are ordered "to take necessary actions to respond to Alabama communities that need help."</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:54:33 +0000 The Associated Press 51008 at http://apr.org Ala. Storm System Prompts Emergency Declaration Gov. Bentley Says Guard Wreckers Already Being Used http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-guard-wreckers-already-being-used <p></p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley says two National Guard wreckers have been dispatched to Interstate 65 near Cullman to help clear jackknifed 18-wheelers that blocked northbound traffic.</p><p>The governor says one lesson learned from the Jan. 28 ice storm was to get National Guard wreckers organized early to pull stalled vehicles to the side of the road until the weather clears and the owners can reclaim them.</p><p>Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Harris says the state has brought in contractor crews to assist with snow removal across north Alabama counties.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:46:11 +0000 The Associated Press 46616 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says Guard Wreckers Already Being Used Alabama Coast Preparing For Tropical Storm Karen http://apr.org/post/alabama-coast-preparing-tropical-storm-karen <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency across the state as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast.</p><p>In a statement Friday afternoon, the governor said the emergency was being declared in anticipation of heavy rains and high winds from the storm. Bentley added that tornadoes will also be possible.</p><p>Alabama&#39;s coast faces a possible 5-foot storm surge, high winds and dangerous rip currents as Tropical Storm Karen is expected to arrive over the weekend.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:14:09 +0000 The Associated Press 39165 at http://apr.org Alabama Coast Preparing For Tropical Storm Karen Alabama Coast Under Evacuation Order For Isaac http://apr.org/post/alabama-coast-under-evacuation-order-isaac <P>Coastal Alabama is under a mandatory evacuation order as Isaac churns through the Gulf of Mexico.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley ordered residents of southern Baldwin and Mobile counties to begin evacuating starting 8 a.m. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:41:45 +0000 The Associated Press 16878 at http://apr.org Alabama Coast Under Evacuation Order For Isaac