State of emergency in effect for Alabama

(IMG:MGN) State of emergency in effect for Alabama

As of 7:00 AM this morning, Governor Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency for Alabama.

Governor Kay Ivey declared the state of emergency Thursday evening at a news conference on the state’s preparation efforts ahead of Tropical Storm Nate. According to the National Hurricane Center, Nate is expected to begin affecting Alabama over the weekend.

Joining Governor Ivey was joined by Alabama Emergency Management Director Brian Hastings, State Meteorologist Jim Stefkovich and other members of the Emergency Operations Team to provide updated information on preparations and forecast weather conditions in Alabama.