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-- -- -- -- whether -- -- tropical storm I think now turning in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico you're seeing their radar that we have there.
And now the path folks along the Gulf Coast.
Are preparing for the big storm Louisiana Mississippi Alabama and Florida.
All declaring states of emergency Rick -- pause live in Mobile, Alabama with the latest threat.
And -- we just heard from the State's emergency management director and from governor Robert Bentley about the possible impact in this storm the governor has been kind of to join us right now lives -- just gonna bring him -- -- governor.
I know that yesterday you declared a state of emergency in mandatory evacuations and now looks like the storm is trending a little bit further west but you're obviously still concerned.
Well we are concerned because the weather service says -- the -- they of the storm is really somebody north avoided appears so that may be closer to Alabama.
And so we're really don't know what's gonna happen -- it may be a hundred mile variation.
What is predicted right now and today is such a beautiful day that people are probably sitting on their -- saying why leave it's gorgeous I don't -- -- go anywhere you're right it is serious ball security.
But by tomorrow it would be different.
And we just need to be prepared and that's what we're trying to be -- how are you doing that.
Well yes today we -- of course we spoke with -- National Weather Service and then I met with all my cabinet officials I declared -- state of emergency yesterday and that puts into place our.
Emergency operations center here in the state brings in -- The it would also declared mandatory evacuation.
For -- for flood prone areas -- these -- -- let me stop -- -- do you.
Are you seeing people -- no warning -- people getting out as far as you know well we actually just started this morning at 8 o'clock we we wanna give them through the day to close there business is -- do whatever is necessary and we may readjust that some live in the in a couple of -- -- own area.
And we're gonna go back to Montgomery and look at that I've met with a local officials to see if we need to -- that's good things may not be as bad as you think well not only that is there there are some higher areas that would be safe we just want to make sure the -- -- -- -- Prone areas are evacuating and governor quickly I know you were supposed to go to the Republican National Convention this week tell me about your thoughts missing it are you are you upset about that.
You know I honestly this weekend -- a busy I haven't even thought about it.
You know I had my job is to take -- the people of Alabama -- and that's what I'm go to do and -- you know I'm concerned about the convention and I hope they have a great convention.
But -- my job is to stay here and -- -- that people and -- -- our state our governor thanks very much for being with us today -- so again they're they're still encouraging people on low lying areas -- to get out today while the sun is shining and they have time because conditions are expected to deteriorate sometime.
Tomorrow Jenna and good information there from the governor great report as well.
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