Gov. Kay Ivey Monday said President Donald Trump approved her request for a federal disaster declaration in Alabama, in response to Irma. The declaration orders federal assistance to supplement state relief efforts.
"In a phone call on Sunday, President Donald Trump promised me that he ‘had Alabama’s back’ and in approving our request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration, the President has proven to be a man of his word," Ivey said. "He and his team are doing a tremendous job managing this disaster in several states, and I am thankful for their hard work on behalf of Alabama, and their willingness to quickly approve our request."
Ivey's office said the declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.