Where Did Alberto Make Landfall? Storm Hits Laguna Beach, Florida

Where Did Alberto Make Landfall? Storm Hits Laguna Beach, Florida

TVA is not anticipating major power outages as the storm moves north, although local distributors could face some electrical delivery problems and flash floods.

At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the center of Subtropical Depression Alberto was located near latitude 31.4 North, longitude 86.2 West.

Thousands have been evacuated from the coast of Florida as the region braces for subtropical storm Alberto. But forecasters said it will dump heavy rain on parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama and Georgia, raising the risk of flash flooding.

Alberto will continue its course north bringing heavy rain to Alabama through the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday.

Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said he had just given an interview to Mr McCormick when, minutes later, he received a call about the incident. But he says a lot of people braved the weather and showed up anyway. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned and holiday plans were disrupted.

Subtropical Depression Alberto is bringing plenty of rain from the Gulf Coast all the way up through the Mid-Atlantic region as it makes progress to the north from Alabama.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday, in an advisory released at about 2 p.m. EDT, that the storm was centered around 30 miles (50 kilometers) south-southwest of Panama City, Florida.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 80s during the day and the mid 70s at night this week and the wind should be less than 15 miles per hour but as low as 7 miles per hour on Wednesday.

"It's slowly weakening and it's not regaining any strength", David Roth, of the National Hurricane Center, (NHC) told Reuters news agency. Landfall was expected later Monday.

After Alberto's passage, Royal Dutch Shell Plc was sending workers back to the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Chevron Corp restored some production on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45km/h.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for an area stretching from Florida's Suwannee River to the border of Alabama and Mississippi.

This is common for early season storms and in fact, hurricane season doesn't begin until June 1.

The storm's approach triggered mandatory evacuations of some small, sparsely populated Gulf Coast barrier islands in one Florida county. Destin and Panama City Beach are within the watch area.

The Memorial Day strike on the Gulf Coast by the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season drove holiday beachgoers away from roiling, risky surf. The remnants of "Alberto" will be headed our way for Wednesday.

"Heavy rains and gusty winds continue to spread northward over Florida", the National Hurricane Center tweeted prior to Alberto making landfall.

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