Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne on Hurricane Sally Emergency Declaration: “Take All Possible Precautions”


Sep 14, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement regarding Hurricane Sally.

Byrne said: “Hurricane Sally poses a serious threat to Southwest Alabama, and I thank the Trump Administration for offering the full support of the federal government by granting Governor Ivey’s request for an emergency declaration.  Residents in the projected path of the storm should take all possible precautions and remain informed as this powerful storm makes landfall.  In addition to high winds, Sally will bring significant rainfall and storm surge, so all residents in the path of the storm should take this threat seriously and listen to advice from experts.  I will continue working closely with the White House, National Weather Service, FEMA, and state and local leaders as we proactively mobilize to deal with this storm and its aftermath.”

Hurricane Sally, now a Category 2 storm, is currently projected to make landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday.  Byrne has proactively worked with local emergency management agencies and elected officials and encouraged coastal residents to make hurricane preparations.  Last week he held a Facebook Live discussion with National Weather Service meteorologist Jeffrey Medlin.