Ahead of Hurricane Ida's anticipated landfall, Governor Ivey is issuing a state of emergency for Alabama's coastal and western counties. The state of emergency is effective at 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
Governor Ivey also issued the following statement:
"As Hurricane Ida's trek continues in the direction of Louisiana, we still expect the possibility of flooding and even spin-off tornadoes in portions of Alabama. With a storm like this, we always want to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, which is why I have preemptively declared a state of emergency for our coastal and western counties. We will continue keeping an eye on the evolving system. I urge Alabamians and our visitors to stay weather aware." -- Governor Kay Ivey