State of Emergency issued due to flooding
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency for several counties across North Alabama due to flooding.
Counties in the State of Emergency include: Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Walker, and Winston.
Counties in the affected have either already been affected by severe weather or will be later Saturday night.
Ivey said in part: “Parts of North Alabama have seen days of rain and the ground can no longer absorb it. Those rains combined with the ongoing severe weather today have caused a need for this State of Emergency. We stand ready and are sending resources to help those who are in need tonight.”