Alabama officials offering aid to Florida evacuees

9/29/2022 5:07:00 AM

Alabama officials offering aid to Florida evacuees

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Alabama officials offering aid to Florida evacuees

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is prepared for Florida evacuees who come to the state. State Trooper Kendra McKinney has seen an increase in travelers near the Wiregrass.

Share on LinkedInMONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is prepared for Florida evacuees who come to the state.State trooper Kendra McKinney has seen an increase in travelers near the Wiregrass.“It has been a lot of people on 231, 431,” McKinney said. “You’re getting it from both sides. You got it from Florida, you got it from Georgia, so it’s just going both ways there”

ALEA will have state troopers on patrol to enforce the law and offer assistance.The state can reverse southbound lanes of Interstate 65 to create a larger, one-way route for evacuees, but McKinney said that is unlikely at this time.“I think it’s safe to say, as of now, our interstate is still flowing as it usually does,” she said.

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(WSFA) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is prepared for Florida evacuees who come to the state. State trooper Kendra McKinney has seen an increase in travelers near the Wiregrass. The storm had strengthened and was expected to be a powerful Category 4 hurricane as it came ashore on the west coast of the Florida peninsula today. “It has been a lot of people on 231, 431,” McKinney said. "It's all about helping people, right? That's kinda why we got into this," said Hughes. “You’re getting it from both sides. The governor’s office said emergency response vehicles from Alabama, including utility vehicles, bucket trucks, and supply trucks, are authorized to bypass Alabama Department of Transportation weigh stations through Oct. You got it from Florida, you got it from Georgia, so it’s just going both ways there” ALEA will have state troopers on patrol to enforce the law and offer assistance. The Birmingham-based Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi is sending volunteers and staff to Florida to assist those impacted by Ian.

The state can reverse southbound lanes of Interstate 65 to create a larger, one-way route for evacuees, but McKinney said that is unlikely at this time. Alabama Power and 17 electric cooperatives have teams ready to help, the governor’s office said.m. “I think it’s safe to say, as of now, our interstate is still flowing as it usually does,” she said. With evacuees on the road and emergency crews ready to move in, ALEA is urging caution behind the wheel. Evacuees are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for information. In anticipation of Florida evacuees coming to Alabama, state and local officials are working to make sure they can more easily find hotel rooms. He says he is confident that they are ready. Evacuees needing sanctuary can call 211 for information. The Alabama Department of Tourism established a QR code to help evacuees of Hurricane Ian to find lodging in Alabama. “Serving is the cornerstone of the GBHS Mission, and in times like this, it is more important than ever to assist our neighbors in need,” said Allison Black Cornelius, CEO of GBHS.

Gov. Kay Ivey also announced that the Alabama Tourism Department has created this QR code for evacuees to scan to find available hotel rooms. Ivey spoke with Florida Gov.  Passing Hughes and Roberts on the road are many Floridians who are evacuating their homes. QR code for Hurricane Ian evacuees. (WBRC) . “Today, I expressed to Governor DeSantis that Alabama is committed to helping our friends in Florida,” Ivey said.