Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Zeta.
This goes into effect Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Zeta is expected to make landfall Wednesday evening as a Category 1 hurricane.
The governor issued the following statement about the state of emergency:
“Ahead of Tropical Storm Zeta’s anticipated landfall Wednesday evening as a Category 1 hurricane, I am issuing a state of emergency effective today at 4:00 p.m. While this storm is not expected to have an impact as large as storms we’ve seen move through the Gulf earlier this year, we want to be in the best place possible to respond to anticipated rain, storm surge and mass power outage. I encourage everyone to remain weather aware and tuned in to their trusted news source as this storm could shift direction or change intensity. We continue to track the path of this storm and will stay in touch with the people of Alabama with any updates.”
You can track Zeta’s path with WAAY 31’s Early Warning Radar Network.