2019-03-04_Severe Weather Supplemental State of Emergency
STATE OF ALABAMA
BY THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS, on February 23, 2019, I proclaimed a State of Emergency within the State of Alabama in anticipation of severe weather occurring in 19 specified counties in north Alabama;
WHEREAS, on February 27, 2019, I expanded that original emergency proclamation to cover all other counties impacted by flooding that occurred due to the anticipated severe weather;
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2019, the State of Alabama experienced additional severe weather in counties, and of a type, not covered by my original or supplemental emergency proclamations;
WHEREAS this additional severe weather included tornadoes that resulted in the loss of human life; thousands of power outages; and the destruction of numerous homes, businesses, and other property; and
WHEREAS response and recovery efforts must begin and continue;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of the State of Alabama, pursuant to section 8 of the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, as amended, Ala. Code 31-9-8 (1975), and upon recommendation of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director, do hereby proclaim, effective 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 3, 2019, the existence of conditions that warrant expanding the existing State of Emergency to include all counties in Alabama that have experienced damage of any type as a result of the severe weather that occurred on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
FURTHER, I declare that this Proclamation is supplemental to my proclamations dated February 23, 2019, and February 27, 2019, and the State of Emergency I declared thereby shall remain in full force and effect for 60 days from February 23, 2019, unless otherwise terminated or extended by proclamation of the Governor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal to be affixed by the Secretary of State at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on this 4th day of March, 2019.
John H. Merrill,
Secretary of State