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State of Emergency declared in Alabama in preparation of winter storm

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A State of Emergency has been declared for all Alabama Counties in preparation for severe winter weather. Governor Robert Bentley made the declaration today.

“With winter weather moving into Alabama, we are taking precautions to protect Alabamians,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “By issuing a State of Emergency, I have directed all state agencies to take necessary actions to be prepared to respond to the anticipated winter conditions including sleet, ice and snow. We will actively monitor the storm as it begins to hit the state and are prepared to respond to any requests for assistance.”

The National Weather Service says Alabama is expected to experience extended frigid temperatures beginning Tuesday and lasting until Thursday mid-morning.

Under the State of Emergency the Alabama National Guard will be activated to be on stand-by in support of winter weather operations. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is activating its State Emergency Operations Center in order to monitor the storm and assist county Emergency Management Agencies as needed. The Emergency Management Divisions in Mobile, Troy and Montgomery will activate at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

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