Alabama Governor To Announce New Disaster Plans

Aug 23, 2012

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says state officials are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Isaac in the Caribbean and will decide later if drastic measures are needed such as reversing interstate highway lanes or ordering massive evacuations.

Bentley also says if Isaac appears to threaten Alabama he will stay in the state and cancel plans next week to go to Tampa for the Republican National Convention.

National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist John De Block says most experts believe it is most likely the storm will come up the west coast of Florida and could affect the Florida Panhandle or Alabama.

Bentley discussed Isaac following a Capitol news conference where he encouraged Alabama residents to plan for disasters.

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