Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues ‘state of emergency’ for Easter storms

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues ‘state of emergency’ for Easter storms
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency as storms pass through the state Easter Sunday. (Governor's Office/NWS)

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency as severe weather moves through the state on Easter Sunday.

“On this Easter Sunday, Alabama faces the potential for inclement weather, and we want all Alabama families to be prepared for whatever comes our way,” Ivey said in a statement. “Any provision of the COVID-19 orders is suspended to the extent that its application or enforcement would endanger any person affected by tonight’s severe weather. Shelters and community safe rooms should remain open and accessible to all individuals seeking refuge from this severe weather, while implementing reasonable practices and procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among those seeking shelter. My fellow Alabamians, stay vigilant, and stay safe this Easter Sunday.”

Read the entire proclamation here.

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