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Governor Ivey Issues Statement As Tropical Storm Sally Approaches Gulf

Tropical Storm Sally named in the Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Storm Sally named in the Gulf of Mexico
Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 1:35 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, where Tropical Storm Sally could make an impact early this week.

Governor Kay Ivey released a statement Sunday, urging caution ahead of the storm:

"As we head in to a new week, we are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Sally. It is likely that this storm system will be impacting Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While it is currently not being predicted as a direct hit to our coastal areas, we know well that we should not take the threat lightly. "We offer our prayers and support to our friends in Louisiana as they are expected to once again be in the path of severe weather. “I urge everyone to stay tuned in to your local, trusted weather news source and to remain aware as this storm approaches. While COVID-19 remains a threat, do what you can to protect your health, but if necessary, remember that getting yourself and your family to safety in the event of severe weather takes precedent. We will continue monitoring everything from the state level. Stay vigilant, Alabama.”

As we expect rain over the next several days due to this storm, here are a couple of reminders. You can download the WTVY Weather app and the WTVY News app free from your app store on your cellular device. The news app will keep you up to date on any changing conditions. The news app will alert you to any closings or changing road conditions caused by the storm.

The best way to remain prepared is by having effective methods of receiving alerts. Having a NOAA weather radio, staying updated with weather information, and by using the push alerts from 4WARN Weather App will keep you informed on latest weather news. This includes warnings, watches, and advisories issued from officials at the National Weather Service.

Always keep a kit containing first aid supplies, batteries, spare clothes, medications, water, non-perishable food, and any other supplies that you may find essential during the event of an emergency. To see recommended supplies from the National Weather Service, click here

Also identify the safe place within your home for certain weather situations. During tornadoes, the ideal spot would be in a basement or in a room with no windows. Same goes for damaging wind threats.

You can download the 4WARN Weather App by visiting here:

Apple:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wtvy-tv-4warn-weather/id1276247051

Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wivb.android.weather&hl=en_US

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