Alabama Gov. Leaves Decision on Voluntary Evacuations up to Local Authorities

Correction: A previous version of this story said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey recommended voluntary evacuations. This story has been updated to reflect that she did not issue a recommendation on voluntary evacuations. She is leaving that decision up to local authorities.

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) –The Baldwin County Emergency Management Office held a conference call Thursday afternoon with Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.

The Governor recommended against mandatory evacuations, and she left decisions on voluntary evacuations up to local authorities.

Baldwin EMA officials will hold a 4 p.m. meeting with the city mayors to see what they think of a voluntary evacuation.

As of now, there are no plans to open any shelters in our area.

Governor Ivey is expected to hold a news conference at 5 p.m. 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.



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