Gov. Ivey issues second supplemental State of Emergency for Alabama Gulf Coast; rescinds mandatory evacuation order

Mobile County

UPDATE (9:38 AM) — Governor Ivey has provided an update regarding Hurricane Delta.

Full message from release:

Governor Ivey has issued a second supplemental State of Emergency as it relates to Hurricane Delta. Effective immediately, the mandatory-evacuation provision contained in section 1 of her first supplemental emergency proclamation is rescinded. The Governor’s Office has spoken with coastal mayors and county commissioners of Mobile and Baldwin counties, and we are in agreement on this path forward. The proclamation is attached. Governor Ivey has also issued the following statement.

From Governor Kay Ivey: “As Hurricane Delta continues making its way toward the Gulf Coast, projections have become evident and remained fairly consistent in that Southwest Louisiana looks to be in the direct path of this storm. Louisiana is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, and they certainly remain in our thoughts as they brace for yet another impactful hurricane. I have reached out to Governor John Bel Edwards, as well as Governor Greg Abbott to offer our prayers and support. I remind folks in Alabama to continue monitoring the hurricane for any potential storm surge and heavy rain. Stay safe, everyone.”

The proclamation can be accessed below:

UPDATE (11:05 AM) — After a Wednesday morning briefing held between coastal mayors and the Governor’s Office, the evacuation order will remain in effect for Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

They want to ensure safety measures are in place even if Delta changes its course.

The evacuation order does not impact any relief workers including; adjustors, contractors, etc. helping in recovery efforts from Sally.

In Gulf Shores accommodations are down about 50 percent due to water intrusion caused by Sally.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — In preparation for Hurricane Delta, Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

Ivey has also issued a mandatory evacuation for visitors and tourists along Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

“Working with local leaders in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and the unincorporated areas of Ono Island and Fort Morgan, it has been determined that all visitors and tourists should proceed with a mandatory evacuation of the Alabama Gulf Coast starting first thing tomorrow morning. This is for their safety and well-being, as well as for the safety and well-being of locals who are working to prepare their communities in the event Hurricane Delta tracks more easterly.

 “Unless you are a local resident with a hurricane pass or have a pass or decal that has been issued to contractors, property management or other businesses working in response to Hurricane Sally, this mandatory evacuation notice should help us prepare for the worst, even as we hope for the best.”

Read the proclamation from the governor below.

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