Breaking News — State of emergency declared in Alabama as Isaac approaches

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Hurricane Isaac’s anticipated landfall along the Gulf Coast has Alabama Baptist disaster relief specialist Mel Johnson preparing to set up the state disaster relief Incident Command Center at the Baptist Building in Montgomery on Monday and Tuesday. ARC and FEMA also are setting up in the state.

“We are doing preplanning and set up,” Johnson said Sunday night. “We also will have a Monday conference call with directors of missions in districts 5, 6 and 7, which are the areas at greatest risk.”

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a statewide State of Emergency and issued mandatory evacuation orders for Zones 1 and 2 in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

“I am urging everyone to take precautions now, monitor weather warnings and be prepared for whatever Isaac may bring,” Bentley said. “By declaring this state of emergency, I am mobilizing the resources our communities need as the storm approaches.”

For hurricane preparation information, visit the Ready Alabama website at http://www.readyalabama.gov. Ready Alabama information is also available on Twitter by following @readyalabama.

For information about Alabama Baptist disaster relief, visit http://www.sbdr.org.

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