WASHINGTON — After damaging and deadly storms swept across the state, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) issued the following statement today in support of Alabama’s communities and Governor Kay Ivey’s emergency declaration:
“I join all Alabamians in praying for the impacted families and mourning the lives lost to the extreme weather in our state this week. We’re also praying for those whose lives have been put on pause as they find their homes and neighborhoods torn apart. Amid this time of death and destruction, I know the strength and spirit of Alabama’s communities will prevail as we rebuild.
“Governor Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency on Thursday following the storms. We are blessed to have dedicated first responders and state officials working around the clock to get Alabamians out of harm’s way and put our communities back together. I strongly support Governor Ivey’s work so far and have full faith in our state’s emergency relief network. I will continue to monitor the situation closely, and my team stands ready to offer any assistance needed by Alabamians during ongoing recovery efforts.”
On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency in Autauga, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, and Tallapoosa Counties. The governor’s declaration makes additional state resources available for storm response, including the activation of the Alabama National Guard.
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.