Governor Bentley Issues State of Emergency In Preparation For Isaac
MOBILE Ala. — Governor Robert Bentley has declared a statewide State of Emergency in preparation for Isaac’s expected landfall as a hurricane.
The state urges people along the coast and inland to prepare ahead of Isaac. Forecasts can change quickly, and residents are encouraged to continuously monitor weather updates. The Ready Alabama website, www.readyalabama.gov, includes information on preparing for hurricanes. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency also has information online at www.ema.alabama.gov.
Bentley has also issued mandatory evacuation orders along the Gulf Coast. The governor is calling for evacuations of Mobile and Baldwin counties to start at 8 a.m. Monday, August 27th.
“I am urging everyone to take precautions now, monitor weather warnings, and be prepared for whatever Isaac may bring,” Governor Bentley said. “By declaring this state of emergency, I am mobilizing the resources our communities need as the storm approaches.”
All key state agencies including the National Guard and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency are on alert and ready to assist.