States of Emergency Declared in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi as Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

By Anna Breuer on 28 May 2018
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Miami, Florida before the storm

Miami, Florida before the storm

Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to hit the Florida Panhandle mid-afternoon Monday, bringing torrential rain and dangerously high winds to the region. Forecasters also warned of the possibility of tornadoes.

The storm will bring heavy rainfall and inland flooding in the Southeast on Monday according to the National Weather Service and will move towards the Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tropical Storm-force winds are expected along the northern/eastern Gulf Coast on Monday.

Thousands of Florida residents evacuated their homes on Sunday in anticipation of the storm.

On Saturday, the governors of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi declared states of emergency to allow state and local governments to prepare.

On Sunday at 10 a.m., the National Weather Service discontinued the tropical storm warning west of the Florida/Alabama border.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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