Update – Possible Category 1 Hurricane – Mandatory Evacuations in Areas
June 12th, 2006
Alberto is building up to become possibly the first hurricane storm of
the season. Alberto is traveling in a north-northeastward direction
towards Florida from the Gulf of Mexico. It has picked up strength
traveling over the warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico. At this time the
National Hurricane service with the National Weather Service cannot rule
out the possibility of Alberto from becoming a hurricane.
Alberto is expected to deliver heavy rainfall with flooding occurring
along the Florida Gulf Coast. Alberto could become a category 1
hurricane in this area and a Hurricane warning has been issued by the
National Weather Service.
People along the Gulf Coast of Florida should prepare for the storm.
As of 2 P.M. Eastern Time, Alberto was located 155 miles south of
Apalachicola, Florida located in the panhandle. Mandatory evacuation
orders were issued if a resident was in a low-lying coastal area.
Alberto could become a hurricane in the next 24 hours.
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