Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency for all counties in advance of a severe weather outbreak that could bring tornadoes and damaging winds to the state.

The emergency declaration goes into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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"The threat for potentially dangerous weather is rising for much of Alabama tomorrow. Out of an abundance of caution, I’ve issued a SOE to ensure we’re ready to act in any way needed from the state level," Ivey said.

"Projections are showing that this will likely be a widespread event, with some of the most severe weather anticipated late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning," Ivey added. "Please make preparations now in the event your area is impacted in some way. I will continue keeping a close eye on the system and encourage every Alabamian to do the same."

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service shows most of the state is at risk for severe storms tomorrow which could include violent, long-track tornadoes.

DCH has already announced it plans to postpone its vaccination clinic for Wednesday, and local authorities are urging residents to take the necessary precautions to prepare for the approaching severe weather.

A list of local storm shelters can be found here.

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