"Updated with video: Gov. Riley declares state of emergency for Alabama as Ida approaches"
By Press-Register staff November 9, 2009
MOBILE, Ala. - Gov. Bob Riley today declared an official state of emergency in Alabama due to the imminent threat posed by Tropical Storm Ida. The emergency declaration enables the governor to invoke various emergency preparedness measures.
During a news briefing at shipbuilder Austal USA in Mobile, Riley urged Alabama residents to take the threat seriously and to follow the direction of local emergency managers for storm preparation.
"Based on the latest information I have seen, Alabama lies directly in the path of Tropical Storm Ida," Riley said...
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