Bentley, Faulkner Discuss Storm Preparedness

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner say state agencies are participating in an exercise to help state workers and law enforcement agencies prepare to respond to hurricanes.

Bentley and Faulkner said at a news conference in Montgomery Wednesday that the state conducts similar exercises every year, but one purpose this year is to make sure workers have not become complacent because there has not been a major hurricane in the last year or so.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

As part of the exercise, law enforcement officers were sent Wednesday to interstate exits to practice what they would have to do if a decision is made to reverse flow of traffic on the highways during a storm.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner are scheduled to discuss the state's plans to prepare for hurricane season.

Bentley and Faulkner are holding a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The EMA will hold a hurricane preparedness and response exercise Thursday for all state agencies.

Joining Bentley and Faulkner at the news conference will be Jim Stefkovich of the National Weather Service.

The news conference will be at the Joint Field Office at No. 1 Dexter Plaza.


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