Governor Ivey Closes Some State Offices for Monday, Issues Directive for Others

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Sunday announced the closure of state offices in several Alabama counties ahead of the expected effects of Hurricane Irma. Due to the existing State of Emergency, Governor Ivey has directed that all state offices and buildings in the following counties be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017: Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, …

Governor Ivey Orders Level One Activation of Emergency Operations Center; Activates Alabama National Guard Personnel for State Active Duty

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Saturday authorized the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Clanton to level one and the activation of the Alabama National Guard (ALNG) for state active duty, due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma and the state’s role in supporting additional neighboring state evacuees. The National Weather Service has issued a …

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Irma

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to begin affecting Alabama late this weekend and into the beginning of next week. Governor Ivey had previously issued limited supplemental States of Emergency to address immediate needs, but due to possible response needs here in Alabama and in our neighboring …

Governor Ivey Urges Alabamians to Prepare for Hurricane Season and Monitor Hurricane Irma

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday stressed the importance of everyone getting prepared for Hurricane season, especially as we approach the peak of the season, according to the National Hurricane Center. Today, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency conducted its first coordinating group call as we continue to monitor the path of Hurricane Irma. The following agencies joined the call …

Governor Ivey Names Brian Hastings Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday she has named Brian Hastings as Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. Director Hastings recently retired, with the rank of Colonel, from the United States Air Force. “The recent events in Texas remind us of the importance of having a well-run and effective Emergency Management Agency,” Governor Ivey said. “Colonel Hastings has extensive …

Governor Ivey Sends Additional Support to Texas to Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday authorized additional support personnel from Alabama to assist Texas in response to the devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Texas has requested an Alabama Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). EMAC serves as the nation’s state to state mutual aid system. “Earlier this week, I pledged that Alabama …

Governor Ivey Encourages Alabamians to Donate Blood Following Hurricane Harvey

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday called on Alabamians to donate blood to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Due to the massive devastation of this storm system, the state of Texas is relying on the efforts of blood banks across the country. Today, in fulfilling her pledge to offer Alabama’s support to Texas, Governor Ivey announced the Alabama …

Governor Ivey Urges Alabamians to Pray For and Help Harvey Survivors

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in response to Hurricane Harvey. “Like all Americans, the people of Alabama are deeply moved by the massive devastation that has affected the state of Texas. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those lost because of Hurricane Harvey, and especially with the family of Houston Police Sergeant Steve …

Governor Ivey Celebrates Expansion at Baxter Opelika Facility

OPELIKA – Governor Kay Ivey attended a ribbon cutting today recognizing the completion of a significant expansion project at the Baxter manufacturing facility in Opelika. The expansion brings the total current size of the Opelika facility to 400,000 square feet, roughly the size of seven football fields. Three years ago, Baxter broke ground on the $270 million project that added four …