state of emergency

Winter Weather-Bentley
3:46 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Gov. Bentley Says Guard Wreckers Already Being Used

Governor Bentley says lessons learned from the Jan. 28 ice storm are helping aid efforts this time around.

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.

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.

Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Harris says the state has brought in contractor crews to assist with snow removal across north Alabama counties.

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Tropical Weather-Alabama
3:14 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Alabama Coast Preparing For Tropical Storm Karen

Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency across Alabama as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast.
Credit National Weather Service

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency across the state as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast.

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.

Alabama'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.

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Politics & Government
6:41 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Alabama Coast Under Evacuation Order For Isaac

Recent model of Isaac shows storm will hit parts of Alabama.
National Weather Service

Coastal Alabama is under a mandatory evacuation order as Isaac churns through the Gulf of Mexico.

Gov. Robert Bentley ordered residents of southern Baldwin and Mobile counties to begin evacuating starting 8 a.m. Monday, and both counties are under a hurricane warning.

A state of emergency covers the entire state of Alabama, and the governor has told the National Guard to be on standby.

Beach hotels in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are making plans to close, and public schools in the two coastal counties are closed at least through Wednesday.

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