State officials meet in Clanton to prep for hurricane season


Hurricane season drill in Clanton.

By Steve Crocker, Prepared for WBRC, Posted from WSFA

CLANTON, AL (WBRC) – Officials in Alabama are ready for the next big storm to come our way, according to Governor Kay Ivey.

The governor was with emergency management officials Tuesday in Clanton.

Governor Ivey showed up at EMA headquarters in Clanton showing her appreciation to local, state, and federal emergency partners.

The group, as one official put it, was using a blue sky day to prepare for a black sky day.

In preparation for the upcoming tropical weather season, they drilled on how to handle a category 4 storm hitting Mobile Bay the way Hurricane Ivan did in 2004.

The governor says while she feels confident their team is ready to guide Alabamians through future disasters, it needs federal help to continue the recovery from past storms.

“I’ve joined nine other governors and we’ve signed a letter and sent it to the President of the United States asking him and congress to provide supplemental appropriation for disaster relief, because our nine states have been severely impacted and we need this financial help,” said Governor Ivey.

Hurricane season runs from June to November. Emergency officials remind you to have an emergency plan in place and take time now to make sure you have the right insurance.