Alberto Storm

Graphic Courtesy: NOAA, NHC

Alberto made landfall near Laguna Beach, Florida, west northwest of Panama City on Memorial Day around 4 p.m. Central Time. The National Hurricane Center says there is heavy rainfall and flash flooding over parts of the Florida panhandle. The storm is moving west at 9 mph.

On Friday, Leon County (Tallahassee, Florida) residents filled sandbags to prepare for possible flooding and drenching rain.

Photo: Stephen Jiwanmall, ABC 27 

Florida, Alabama and Mississippi governors declared states of emergency.  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards urged residents to monitor Alberto.

Below is the 4 p.m. CDT May 28, 2018 summary on Alberto from the National Hurricane Center:

“LOCATION…30.3N 85.9W
ABOUT 15 MI…20 KM WNW OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 355 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…994 MB…29.36 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

All watches and warnings east of the Aucilla River have been
discontinued.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* Aucilla River to Mexico Beach

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Aucilla River to the Alabama/Florida border

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the
coastline, in the indicated locations. For a depiction of areas at
risk, please see the National Weather Service Storm Surge
Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov.”

—National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida

For storm updates, watches and warnings in your area, visit the local National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center websites and social media.  Tune into local broadcast and cable weather channels, too.

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