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Alabama Governor Issues Emergency Declaration due to Strong Storms

PROCLAMATION  BY THE GOVERNOR 

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has experienced high winds and storm conditions that have left thousands of Alabama homes and businesses without power; 

WHEREAS, work crews will have to work many hours to restore power; 

WHEREAS, power restoration crews will be requested from other states to assist in power restoration; 

WHEREAS, these conditions threaten public health and safety and endanger public property if power cannot be restored to Alabama homes and businesses; 

WHEREAS, these conditions are expected to continue until June 18th, 2016; 

WHEREAS, the declaration of a State of Emergency will facilitate the granting of a waiver from the U. S. Department of Transp011ation - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pursuant to 49 CFR Section 390.23, to allow relief from 49 CFR Sections 390 through 399, and subject to the limitations described below; and, 

WHEREAS, motor carriers that have an Out-Of-Service Order in effect may not take advantage of the relief from regulation that this declaration provides under 49 CFR 390.23. 

NOW THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists in the State of Alabama and for the purpose pursuant to 49 CFR Section 390.23 of facilitating a waiver to the U. S. Department of Transportation - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, specifically 49 CFR Section 395 (Hours of Service for Drivers) as it relates to electrical line repair, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists as of June 17, 2016 through June 21, 2016 unless sooner terminated. 

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 m the City of Montgomery on this 17th day of June, 2016. 

Signed,
Robert Bentley 
Governor 

Attested John Merrill
Secretary of State

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