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Monday update: State of emergency declared in Clarke County

Governor Bob Riley on Monday declared a state of emergency for 11 counties due to severe weather over the past few days.

Numerous homes and businesses have suffered damage and more severe weather is expected in the state later this week.

By declaring a state of emergency, the Governor authorizes the Alabama Emergency Management Agency to assist communities, make the appropriate assessments of damage and seek state and federal assistance for the affected areas.

“We will offer any and all assistance that is available to Alabamians who have suffered damage,” said Governor Riley.

The affected counties are: Baldwin, Clarke, Covington, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Houston, Henry, and Washington.