Governor Bentley offers support to everyone in Oklahoma - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Governor Bentley offers support to everyone in Oklahoma

Posted: Updated:

Governor Robert Bentley issued a statement following the deadly tornado that struck Oklahoma on Monday afternoon.

"Dianne and I are offering prayers of support for everyone in Oklahoma.  The people of Alabama can identify first-hand with those who have suffered such a devastating loss.  We understand how painful it is to lose friends, neighbors and loved ones.  We understand the challenges of a massive recovery and rebuilding effort.  We will stand with the people of Oklahoma in the coming days, weeks, months and years.

"My office has been in direct contact with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's office, and we are offering whatever assistance Alabama can provide.  The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is prepared to coordinate any and all resources that may be requested by Oklahoma.

"Following the April 2011 tornadoes, people from other states showed tremendous compassion to Alabama.  They helped us in our own rebuilding.  They volunteered their time and their resources.  They stood with us in prayer and support.  Alabama stands ready to do the same for the people of Oklahoma."

  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:37:12 GMT
    A 6-year-old girl was bitten on a foot by a snake Friday evening.More >>
    A 6-year-old girl was bitten on a foot by a snake Friday evening.
    More >>
  • Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:03:07 GMT
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...More >>
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...More >>
  • Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:20:02 GMT
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.More >>
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...