States of Emergency

January 15, 2018

State of Emergency: Winter Weather

WHEREAS the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, as amended, confers upon the Governor the power to proclaim a State of Emergency when there exist conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the State caused by natural or man-made disasters, Ala. Code
January 11, 2018

State Public Health Emergency: Influenza

WHEREAS the State Health Officer has reported that an outbreak of the influenza virus has occurred in the State of Alabama; and WHEREAS this outbreak poses a high probability of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people in
October 10, 2017

Termination of State of Emergency: Hurricane Nate

WHEREAS, on October 6, 2017, in response to Hurricane Nate, I proclaimed a State of Emergency pursuant to the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, as amended, due to conditions of disaster and of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the State; and WHEREAS, upon the
October 5, 2017

State of Emergency: Tropical Storm Nate

WHEREAS the State of Alabama is under imminent threat of Tropical Storm Nate, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane with the potential to make landfall in Mobile and Baldwin Counties; WHEREAS this storm system is expected to bring increased rain activity and storm surge, with the threat of
September 20, 2017

Termination of State of Emergency: Hurricane Harvey

WHEREAS, on August 30, 2017, I declared a State of Emergency within the State of Alabama to mitigate the negative impact of the disruption in the supply of gasoline and other petroleum products by waiving the Federal hours-of-service limits on petroleum transport motor carriers and drivers in response to the
September 8, 2017

State of Emergency: Hurricane Irma

WHEREAS Hurricane Irma is a category four hurricane whose potential track includes the State of Florida and other parts of the Southeastern United States, including the State of Alabama; WHEREAS Governors of neighboring states have issued proclamations declaring the existence of a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Irma; WHEREAS
September 6, 2017

Supplemental State of Emergency: Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

WHEREAS, due to Hurricane Harvey, I proclaimed a State of Emergency on August 30, 2017, to facilitate a waiver from the hours-of-service requirements of 49 C.F.R. Part 395 for motor carriers and drivers transporting petroleum products and petroleum-related supplies, goods, and services in support of emergency relief efforts (collectively, “petroleum
September 1, 2017

Supplemental State of Emergency for Price Gouging: Hurricane Harvey

WHEREAS, in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the President of the United States issued a Major Disaster Declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Act for portions of the State of Texas (FEMA-4332-DR-TX) on August 25, 2017, and an Emergency Declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-3382-EM-LA) on
August 30, 2017

Hours of Service Waiver: Hurricane Harvey

WHEREAS the full impact of Hurricane Harvey on petroleum industry assets along the Gulf Coast is still unknown; WHEREAS the Colonial Pipeline (the major pipeline that delivers gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products from Houston to customers serving communities and businesses in Alabama and throughout the South
June 27, 2017

Termination of State of Emergency: Tropical Storm Cindy

WHEREAS, on June 20, 2017, a State of Emergency was declared under the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, as amended, due to conditions of disaster and extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the State; and WHEREAS, at the request of officials at the Alabama Emergency