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Delta: Ivey rescinds evac order for Baldwin, Mobile counties

Gov. Kay Ivey today issued a second supplemental state of emergency for Hurricane Delta, rescinding the mandatory-evacuation provision contained in the first supplemental emergency proclamation.

According to a release, the governor’s office has spoken with coastal mayors and county commissioners of Mobile and Baldwin counties, and we are in agreement on this path forward.

“As Hurricane Delta continues making its way toward the Gulf Coast, projections have become evident and remained fairly consistent in that southwest Louisiana looks to be in the direct path of this storm,” Ivey said. “Louisiana is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, and they certainly remain in our thoughts as they brace for yet another impactful hurricane. I have reached out to Gov. John Bel Edwards, as well as Gov. Greg Abbott to offer our prayers and support. I remind folks in Alabama to continue monitoring the hurricane for any potential storm surge and heavy rain. Stay safe, everyone.”