Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a State of Emergency, to aid in recovery efforts in the wake of recent flooding and the potential for additional rainfall. That State of Emergency covers all 67 counties, and the governor has additionally activated the Alabama Emergency Management Agency State Emergency Operations Center which includes any Alabama EMA Divisions which are impacted or may be impacted by the severe weather.
By declaring a State of Emergency, the governor is directing the appropriate state agencies to exercise their authority to assist the communities and entities impacted by the on-going flooding and recent flooding.
Among offering other assistance, that declaration will allow the local education authorities to appeal to the State Superintendent of Education for relief in fulfilling their local school calendar with respect to student days or employee days, or both, with no loss of income to employees.
Locally on Tuesday there were a number of areas where an issues had developed regarding flooding and water standing or running across the roadways – some of those included:
- County Road 29 near Old Nazareth Baptist Church – Road Flooded
- County Road 113 between County Road 34 and Highway 411 North
- East Main Street near East Centre Baptist Church
- County Road 671
- East Main Street – water coming from a man hole cover in front of DC Gas
- Highway 411 North near the 411 Junk Yard near Dead Mans Curve
- County Road 7 near County Road 5
- County Road 55 off of County Road 71
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