Gov. Ivey urges Gulf Coast residents to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Sally landfall

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — During a press conference Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey emphasized the severity of Hurricane Sally ahead of its projected landfall tonight.

“Sally is not to be taken for granted,” Ivey said.

Ivey said that with historic flooding predicted in south Alabama and storms that could wreak havoc in other parts of the state, she urged those living along the Gulf to evacuate if possible.

On Monday, Ivey issued a state of emergency for Alabama due to the projected severity of the storm. Many in the Gulf Coast area have already made evacuation plans. The state was previously approved for an emergency disaster declaration.

On Tuesday morning, Ivey issued the following statement:

“As we continue making preparations for Hurricane Sally to impact Alabama, I thank President Trump and his Administration for approving our request so quickly. We will continue closely monitoring the developments today, and I urge everyone in the coastal areas south of I-10 and in low-lying areas to take all precautions and heed advice from weather experts and local officials. Please stay vigilant, Alabama.”

Gov. Kay Ivey

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