September 14, 2004

State of Alabama
Press Release: Human Resources, Department of

DHR Preparing for Hurricane Ivan

Dr. Page Walley has been in close contact with Governor Riley, other agency officials, and county DHR offices in preparation for recovery efforts that may be needed if Hurricane Ivan strikes Alabama.

As of 11am Tuesday, Hurricane Ivan was forecast to make landfall along the Mississippi/Alabama border sometime Thursday morning. "The Department of Human Resources takes very seriously its responsibility in the assistance of Alabama’s citizens during times of disaster and recovery" Dr. Walley stated. "Our workers in all 67 counties stand ready to assist in whatever means necessary and are in close communication with emergency officials statewide."

Any persons in need of special assistance regarding emergency shelter or other services should contact their local County DHR office.

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