We still have a roof and no damage. Thanks to all for your concerns.
Tropical Storm Alberto is moving northeast at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. The storm is 60 miles west of Cedar Key and is expected to make landfall sometime this morning. After making landfall, it is expected to make its way to the Carolinas as it weakens.
Tropical Storm Alberto is poorly organized, though its maximum sustained winds remain 70 mph, close to hurricane strength, which is a minimum of 74 mph.
It is expected to make landfall late Tuesday morning along northwest Florida’s coast before it makes it way to the Carolinas as it weakens.
Some additional intensification — possibly to hurricane strength — is likely before Alberto swirls ashore somewhere in northwest Florida late tomorrow. It should be noted, however, that the most significant effects of the storm precede the center. A tornado watch is in effect for much of the Florida Peninsula, and flash flood watches are posted for portions of the Panhandle and west coast.
Locally heavy downpours will soak northern Florida and extreme southern Georgia over the next couple of days. Many spots will pick up 4 to 8 inches of rain with isolated 10-inch amounts possible. A storm surge of 8 to 10 feet above normal tide levels can be expected in the warned area which extends from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River.
Alberto is on his way and although not expected to become a hurricane,
he will bring heavy rains and flooding.
Alberto strengthens, hurricane warning issued. Winds are up to 70 mph with heavy rain expected.
Dire deluge drenches Florida
Alberto will miss the bay area. But we still have a big storm heading our way.
6/13/2006 6:20 am
Gusty winds and rain awoke me at 1 am. Voluntary evacuation ordered.