Governor Ivey Urges Alabama To Prepare For Nate

| October 7, 2017 @ 3:30 am

By Carla Davis

With Tropical Storm Nate headed toward the Gulf Coast this weekend, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey urged those in the state to be prepared.

According to current predictions, Tropical Storm Nate is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall early Sunday. The most recent track shows it moving into Mobile around 3 a.m. Sunday and passing through the state during the day. Potentially damaging winds can be expected.

At a 2 p.m. news conference in Montgomery today, Ivey and other state officials urged all Alabamians to take Tropical Storm Nate seriously. Everyone needs to have an emergency plan in place and heed warnings from their local officials, she said.“This threat from Tropical Storm Nate is indeed real,” said Ivey, who declared a state of emergency that took effect at 7 a.m. today. “Please do all you can to protect yourself, your families and your property.

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