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Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches
Theresa Hayes | 28 May, 2018, 21:11

Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to hit the USA northern Gulf Coast on Monday, the National Weather Service has declared.

The expected impact on the Mississippi Coast has lessened, and the storm surge watch has been canceled for the three coastal counties.

"This is jogging more to the east and will hit the Florida panhandle", Burke said. The tropical system became a subtropical storm Friday, the hurricane center said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Saturday as the state readied to face the wrath of Subtropical Storm Alberto. Tornadoes are not expected on the Coast, the weather service said. At this hour, Alberto has strengthened and now has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and pressure is down to 991 mb.

A storm surge watch is in effect along the USA gulf coast, from Crystal River to the mouth of the Mississippi River. Expect rounds of heavy rain through Tuesday with widespread rain totals of 2 to 3 inches expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Forecasters say heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause flooding across most of SC. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency covering 40 counties beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant activated the National Guard. "I ask everyone to please make final preparations to your family emergency plan, especially those that live in mobile homes and low-lying areas".

At 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was about 330 miles (530 kilometers) south of Apalachicola, Florida, and moving north-northeast at 13 mph (20 kph).

Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast are largely empty as a slowly strengthening storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approaches.

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