Governor Robert Bentley spoke to the President today to request emergency aid.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, will be coordinating disaster relief efforts. Search and rescue teams will be sent into the state to aid the local forces who continue the search for survivors of the storm.
More than 140 people are confirmed dead across the state with untold numbers still missing.
The storms continued into Georgia in the early morning hours causing the deaths of at least 13 people.
Houston County was spared for the most part but at least 7 are reported dead in Catoosa County, and 2 in Dade County.
Monroe, Henry, Lamar, and Morgan counties all report significant damage.
According to the National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes touched down in Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in 16 counties across the state.
Mississippi officials reported 32 dead, Tennessee reports 14, and Virginia says it has eight deaths. All of the states have declared states of emergency.