Bentley declares State of Emergency

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley delivers his State of the State address in the historic Old House Chamber in the State Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 14 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Glackmeyer)
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley delivers his State of the State address in the historic Old House Chamber in the State Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 14 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Glackmeyer)

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Governor Robert Bentley declared a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties as a result of severe weather impacting the state on Monday, April 28.

“Some of our communities have already experienced significant damage as a result of the tornadoes that began moving through Alabama earlier today ” Governor Robert Bentley said in a statement. “By issuing a State of Emergency, I am directing all state agencies to take necessary actions to respond to Alabama communities that need help.”

The Alabama Emergency Agency is activating the State Emergency Operations Center in Clanton to a level two at 7:00 p.m. Monday. All first responders and law enforcement personnel are already out assisting communities that have experienced damage. In addition, Governor Bentley has authorized the mobilization of 100 Alabama National Guard members to be on stand-by and ready to assist communities if needed.

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