Governor Bentley’s Statement Following Oklahoma Tornado

Posted on: 9:51 pm, May 20, 2013, by

Gov. Robert Bentley

Gov. Robert Bentley

News Release from the Governor’s Press Office:

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley issued this statement following the deadly tornado that struck Oklahoma on Monday afternoon.

“Dianne and I are offering prayers of support for everyone in Oklahoma.  The people of Alabama can identify first-hand with those who have suffered such a devastating loss.  We understand how painful it is to lose friends, neighbors and loved ones.  We understand the challenges of a massive recovery and rebuilding effort.  We will stand with the people of Oklahoma in the coming days, weeks, months and years.

“My office has been in direct contact with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s office, and we are offering whatever assistance Alabama can provide.  The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is prepared to coordinate any and all resources that may be requested by Oklahoma.

“Following the April 2011 tornadoes, people from other states showed tremendous compassion to Alabama.  They helped us in our own rebuilding.  They volunteered their time and their resources.  They stood with us in prayer and support.  Alabama stands ready to do the same for the people of Oklahoma.”