Alabama, Mississippi Declare States of Emergency
Posted by feww on October 5, 2013
Alabama and Mississippi declare States of Emergency in anticipation of KAREN
Gov. Bentley has declared a statewide State of Emergency in Alabama in anticipation of Tropical Storm KAREN.
The governor’s office released a statement saying that heavy rains, high winds and possibly tornadoes could hit the state.
“Residents and businesses along Alabama’s coast should monitor weather conditions and be prepared for whatever this tropical storm may bring,” Bentley said. “By declaring this state of emergency, I am mobilizing the resources our communities need as the storm approaches.”
“The governor’s issuance of the State of Emergency places Alabama National Guard members and all emergency response agencies on alert for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Karen,” said Alabama EMA Director.
Mississippi Declares A State of Emergency
Mississippi Gov. Bryant has also declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm KAREN continues churning through the Gulf of Mexico.
“Now is the time for people to review their emergency plans in case conditions worsen,” Bryant said in a statement.
Tropical Storm KAREN. IR Satellite Image recorded at 00:45UTC on October 5, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.
Meantime, up to five inches of rain and destructive winds are forecast to hit the Gulf’s northern coastline as TS KAREN continues to grow larger.
Mandatory evacuations are under way in Plaquemines parish, Louisiana, due to the threat of storm surge as TS KAREN closes in.
- FL, LA Declare States of Emegency as TS KAREN Progresses October 4, 2013
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