Governor Bentley Closely Monitoring Isaac, Cancels Plans to Attend Republican National Convention

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Saturday urged Alabamians to keep watch on changing weather conditions as Tropical Storm Isaac continues to move toward the northwest.  The Governor also announced he is canceling his plans to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

“I will not be leaving the state while there is a danger of a hurricane approaching our coast,” Governor Bentley said.  “I am going to stay in Alabama and will continue to make sure preparations and resources are in place.  We will see our state through this storm until the danger has passed.”

Governor Bentley also encouraged people throughout the state to monitor updated forecasts.  Isaac could bring damaging winds and heavy rains to Alabama, and people need to use this time ahead of the storm to prepare.

“Whether you’re on the coast or inland, everyone needs to be ready for what Isaac may bring,” Governor Bentley said.  “Forecasts and weather conditions can change quickly, and I urge everyone to stay close to sources of weather information and take precautions ahead of the storm.”

Alabama has a variety of resources available to help people prepare.  The Ready Alabama website,, includes helpful suggestions on preparing for natural disasters.  Ready Alabama information is also available on Twitter by following @readyalabama.  The Alabama Emergency Management Agency also has information online at and on Twitter by following @AlabamaEMA.

Governor Bentley and Alabama EMA officials will continue to monitor Isaac and will issue updates as needed.

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