Ivey says Alabama to help Florida with ‘unprecedented’ Hurricane Ian

9/28/2022 9:15:00 PM

Alabama Power and 17 electric co-ops have teams ready to send to Florida, and the state has three stand-by shelters for evacuees.

Alabama is gearing up to help the state of Florida with the damages expected from Hurricane Ian and to assist evacuees with finding a place to stay.

Alabama Power and 17 electric co-ops have teams ready to send to Florida, and the state has three stand-by shelters for evacuees.

Alabama is gearing up to help the state of Florida with the damages expected from Hurricane Ian and to assist evacuees forced from their homes by the storm, Gov.Cook said crews are on standby right now and they are tracking Hurricane Ian, planning for it to hit the coast and potentially East Alabama.without power as of Tuesday evening, according to state media.Hurricane Ian 's destructive power as it barreled toward the eastern Gulf Coast overnight Tuesday with a potential Cat 4 force.

Kay Ivey’s office announced today.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.“Our crews are ready right now to begin the process of restoring power if we are impacted by hurricane Ian,” Cook said.Ian was packing winds of 155 mph, just below Category 5 level, and was expected to cause a storm surge of up to 18 feet.The massive storm, the first significant hurricane to hit the Sunshine State since 2018, is expected to move slowly toward the coast today, meaning an extended period of hurricane-force winds and torrential rain is likely to cause widespread and extended power outages and dangerous flooding.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.” Cook recommends during this stormy season, if you come across any down power lines on the road, be extra careful and always treat them like they are live wires.24.You need to evacuated now," said DeSantis, "There will be catastrophic flooding and life-threatening storm surge in the Gulf Coast region.

Alabama Power and 17 electric cooperatives have teams ready to help, the governor’s office said.Landfall is likely Wednesday afternoon, after which the storm will weaken, but threats of flooding and tornadoes will continue into Thursday across Florida.The state has three stand-by shelters.Evacuees are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for information.The Department of Tourism established a QR code to help evacuees find available hotel rooms.32 minutes ago.The Alabama Department of Tourism established a QR code to help evacuees of Hurricane Ian to find lodging in Alabama.Late Tuesday night, video from the North Perry Airport in Hollywood, Florida near Fort Lauderdale shows more than 15 planes damaged by suspected tornado.

(Alabama governor's office).Ivey spoke with Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis today, the governor’s office said.“Today, I expressed to Governor DeSantis that Alabama is committed to helping our friends in Florida,” Ivey said.“Us Gulf Coast states are far too familiar with the wrath of Mother Nature, but this storm will, no doubt, be unprecedented.Passengers scrambled Tuesday to get flights out of Florida.

We continue taking steps to ensure we are offering our helping hand however we can.I pray for the people of Florida and anyone in the storm’s path.I told Governor DeSantis today that if they need it and we’ve got it, then we’re going to send it.” Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.Disclaimer."We didn't know if we would be able to get out, so we decided we had to do that because my son's wedding is on Saturday," said Anthony, "My kids, ex-wife were leaving.

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