Governor issues State of EmergencyPublished 7:02pm Monday, February 10, 2014
After discussion with state Emergency Management Agency officials Monday, Gov. Robert Bentley issued a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties in preparation for another round of winter weather forecast through much of north and central Alabama.
“Alabama recently experienced a winter weather situation two weeks ago, and we are again bracing for more winter weather to impact the state over the coming days,” Bentley said. “By issuing a State of Emergency, we are taking precautions to protect Alabamians. I have directed all state agencies to take necessary actions to be prepared to respond to the anticipated winter conditions across northern Alabama. We will actively monitor the storm as it begins to hit the state, and are prepared to respond to any requests for assistance.”
The State of Emergency will be effective beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service offices in Alabama, various portions of the state are expected to experience sleet, snow and freezing rain lasting until Wednesday.
So far schools as far south as Coosa County have announced they are closed on Tuesday.
All campuses of Central Alabama Community College, including the Alexander City campus, have cancelled Tuesday classes.