Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for all the counties which were affected by Monday’s storms. The declaration was signed early Tuesday morning going into effect immediately.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency’s State Emergency Operations Center is also activated with the declaration. The state of emergency includes Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker and Winston counties.
The worst damage, according to Alabama Power, was reported in Jacksonville, Southside, Ashville, Heflin, Ohatchee, Muscadine, Wellington, and Springville.
There was a considerable amount of damage done across the Jacksonville State University campus and four individuals were injured in the city. Fortunately, students were on spring break this week. JSU officials say the campus remains closed to the public while engineers evaluate school buildings that were damaged.
There have been no reported fatalities caused by the storms.
Governor Ivey will reportedly be visiting parts of the state hardest hit by the storms.