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State keeps eye on Isaac, wants you prepared

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Governor Robert Bentley says state leaders are keeping their eyes on Isaac.  There's no word just yet on when they will decide whether measures should be taken to protect the public from the storm.   Those measures could include things like ordering evacuations, or reversing lanes on interstates.  Governor Bentley also says if Isaac threatens Alabama, he will cancel his trip to the Republican Convention in Tampa.

Alabama is rolling-out a new set of initiatives designed to make sure we are ready for the next natural disaster.  The Ready Alabama program will reach more residents through the web, and on social media.  It also encourages residents, and leaders, to plan ahead, be prepared, and alert others when disaster strikes.

"It will be a real time resource for people across Alabama.  I don't understand Twitter.  Somebody in my office does this for me and that's good," the Governor says.  "Technology has advanced to the point that we need to take advantage of it and we're going to do that in our office even if I don't always understand it." 

You can find more information about Ready Alabama at http://www.readyalabama.gov/.