AL Sends help to NC as Hurricane Florence NearsMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Sep 13 2018 8:10 AM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The State of Alabama is answering a call for help from leaders in the Carolinas and is sending resources east ahead of Hurricane Florence.
Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday that she’s sending state personnel and resources to North Carolina to help with hurricane response efforts. A mobile communication site vehicle, an AEMA staffer and one responder from Mobile County are en route to a staging area in the Tar Heel State.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has gotten requests for help from both North and South Carolina, Ivey’s office confirmed.
“As the East Coast makes preparations ahead of Hurricane Florence, Alabama will also be prepared to aid in any way we can," Ivey said. "I spoke with the governors of North and South Carolina and offered our support.
Alabama EMA will continue working with their counterparts in the Carolinas. Taking the necessary precautions ahead of time and having all hands-on deck to respond is of the utmost importance. Alabama stands ready to help.”