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NASAO and Alabama DOT Issue Conference Alert Reference Hurricane Irma

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) issued an alert today in regard to Hurricane Irma. ALDOT and NASAO are closely monitoring the storm to assess the effect it may have on the NASAO Annual Conference set for September 9–13 in Point Clear, AL.  According to a memo sent to registered attendees, “As of mid-day Tuesday, September 5, we are still proceeding to hold the conference as planned. As we continue to monitor Irma’s progress, our greatest concern is for the safety and security of those planning to attend the conference.” The goal is to provide as much advance notice as possible should conditions warrant while avoiding a premature change of plans.

Based on the best available information from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Hurricane Irma is expected to impact some portion of the southeast this coming weekend (September 9-10) and into early next week.  The initial impact is expected to be south Florida on Saturday, September 9.  According to the National Hurricane Center, it is too early to determine what direct impacts Irma might have on the continental United States, including the Alabama Gulf Coast.

ALDOT is monitoring the situation with Irma very closely.  The Aeronautics Bureau is in contact with Alabama EMA officials and the local conference host committee is in contact with their county EMA officials.  Additional information will be provided to our conference attendees as it becomes available.  Please check your e-mail for updated conference alerts regarding Hurricane Irma.  Those planning to attend the conference are encouraged to monitor the latest information from reliable sources such as the National Hurricane Center, the Weather Channel, or AccuWeather.

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