Ivey rescinds mandatory evacuation order, impacts Alabama football games
Montgomery, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey rescinded her mandatory evacuation order
issued Oct. 6 as updated forecasts project the main effects of Hurricane Delta will be felt along the Louisiana coast, not Alabama.
Ivey urged Louisiana residents to stay safe in a statement to Governor John Bel Edwards that offered prayers and support.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham forecasts that Delta may cause some
brief spin-up tornadoes on Saturday along with 1-2 inches of rain, potentially more
in the northwest part of the State. Wind gusts up to 20-30 mph are likely as well. The Alabama Gulf Coast can expect surge amounts from 1-3 feet.
While Delta may not affect the State as much as originally forecasted, it will still impact
many residents’ Saturday football plans.
The Alabama Crimson Tide was originally scheduled to face off against Ole Miss in Oxford at 5 p.m. That game has been pushed back until 6:30.
Auburn was set to face off Arkansas at 3 p.m. on the SEC Network. The game will now be shown on ESPN.
Meanwhile, LSU was set to play Missouri in Baton Rouge. With LSU’s campus in the path of Delta, the game will now be played in Columbia, Missouri.