Forecasters said Alberto could bring life-threatening high water to southern coastal states when it slams an area from MS to western Georgia with up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain and possible tornadoes.
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Thanks to dry air entering the circulation, Alberto is not expected to intensify as it makes landfall somewhere between Pensacola and Panama City Beach, Florida this afternoon.
A tornado threat exists in the front-right quadrants of the storm, which today is northern Florida and most of Georgia and SC. With a tropical storm, the maximum winds and strongest thunderstorms sit close to the center of the storm. States of emergency have been declared in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. Hazardous surf conditions are likely to develop along much of the central and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast through the weekend. The Florida panhandle, a good portion of Alabama and western Georgia are dramatically more at risk for flash flooding with this storm. It says the focus and concern remain in the Panhandle where the storm is expected to make landfall amid forecasts of heavy rainfall. As the center of Alberto pulls north and slightly west, the tail is forecast to swing toward South Florida.
The storm is the first storm of this year's hurricane season, coming a few day before the season officially starts on June 1.
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Peel Regional Police said they received a call about the incident at 10:32 PM (local time yesterday), (0800 IST today). He wrote, "we're in solidarity with the victims of this violence, and wish a swift recovery to the injured".
Heavy downpours were expected to begin lashing parts of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday.
"We're going to play cards and if there's a break, we'll head down to the beach", she said.
Franklin County, in the Florida Panhandle, has issued a mandatory evacuation for its barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico affecting some 4,200 housing units, while Taylor County, to the east, has a voluntary evacuation order in place for its coastal areas.
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With maximum sustained winds of 40 mphs, it was moving to north at about 13 miles per hour , according to the Hurricane Center. Instead Alberto could be a stronger tropical storm near the time of landfall with sustained winds up to 60 miles per hour .
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its hurricane season forecast last week and it predicts 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. An elevated observing station located about 15 miles (25 km) south of Apalachicola, Florida, has recently reported sustained winds of 46 mph (74 m/h). The tropical system became a subtropical storm Friday, the hurricane center said.