Tropical Storm Alberto
Forecast Update - Expected Path To Cross Florida on Tuesday with
Possible Hurricane Force Winds Georgia Carolina Hit
June 12th 2006
The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm and hurricane
warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida. Governor, Jeb Bush, signed a
declaration of emergency allowing him to call up the National Guard and
enforce laws against price gouging.
Alberto is the first named tropical storm of the season. The storm winds
are expected to reach hurricane strength within the next 24 hours.
Governor Bush said “We're talking about powerful forces of nature,
people need to take this very seriously.''
This is what we have up to 8PM ET Monday. The hurricane warning remains
in effect for the Florida Gulf coast from Longboat Key to the
Ochlockonee River. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Gulf
Coast south of Longboat Key to Englewood, and west of Ochlockonee River
to Indian Pass.
There has also been a tropical storm warning for the Atlantic coast from
Flagler Beach Northward to the Savannah River, at the Georgia / South
Carolina border. The tropical storm watch from South of Englewood to
Bonita Beach has been discontinued.
The Center of the storm was located about 145 miles southwest of Cedar
Key Florida and is traveling Northeast at about 10 MPH (4PM CDT). The
center of the storm could reach the Florida coast early Tuesday. The
weather service says that conditions are already deteriorating in the
The maximum sustained winds are nearing 70 mph. There are higher gusts
and Alberto can become a hurricane before landfall. It is expected to
drop 4 to 8 inches of rain in most places with some areas receiving as
much as 10 inches. Alberto is expected to cross Florida on Tuesday.
A warning means you can expect the specified conditions within the next
24 hours. A watch means you can expect the conditions within the next
36 hours. The weather service says there is a possibility of tornados
across central and northern Florida.
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