Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Sally.  The storm is expected to bring damaging winds and storm surge to the Gulf Coast and could result in six to 12 inches of rainfall in West Alabama.

ABC 33/40 News reports Ivey issued the State of Emergency earlier this (Monday, September 14th) morning.

"Bad weather is nothing to take lightly. Earlier today, I issued a State of Emergency because those on the Gulf Coast know a flood and heavy rains can be just as deadly as tropical winds. We pray that Sally doesn’t do any harm, but we must be prepared just in case. As your governor, you have my assurance that every resource will be available if we need it. Be safe, Alabama,” Governor Ivey said.

Tropical Storm Sally is expected to become a Category 1 Hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the Louisiana Coast Tuesday evening.

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