Subtropical Storm Alberto could dampen the Memorial Day activities on the Gulf Coast this weekend, prompting the governors of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to take a preventative state of emergency.
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Alberto's center is expected to run west of Cuba, the Florida Keys and mainland Florida, overlooking East Louisiana, Florida Panhandle and the shores of Alabama and Mississippi.
Florida Governor Rick Scott said Saturday morning that the state of emergency covers all 67 counties to "prepare for the torrential rain and heavy floods this storm will bring".
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said he would "provide the National Guard and other resources should they become necessary".
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey also said that he has instructed "key state agencies to be ready should they be needed in the coming days."
Alberto is the first storm of the 2018 hurricane season.
The Storm's Trail has traced north-northeast at 13 mph with wind speeds up to 40 mph.
The storm will trigger tropical rainstorms that hit Florida and the Gulf Coast at the end of the weekend.
Even before Alberto arrives, the tropical rainstorms and thunderstorms that precede him to cause short tornadoes and strong waves.
Rainfall will be difficult for places like Key West, Florida, which have already experienced their wettest May in record with 13.08 inches of rain.
Western Cuba could see over 2 feet of rain, causing deadly flash floods and mudslides.
Both storm surge and flash flood watches have been exhibited in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and much of Florida, where downpours could reach or exceed 2 inches per hour.