28th May (Reuters) – Subtropical storm Alberto is expected to break into the Florida panhandle in the middle of the afternoon on Monday, breaking through parts of the southeastern US with rains, explosions and possible tornadoes.
The Forecasters said it could bring a life-threatening flood to the southern coastal states.
"It has maintained its strength and wind speeds overnight, and it looks like it would land in Panama City, Florida," said David Roth, a meteorologist with the Weather Forecast Weather Center in the National Meteorological Service College Park, Maryland.
"It's likely to hit land either in the middle or late afternoon," he said. "It has maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, which is about 1
Thousands of Florida residents evacuated homes on Sunday as the storm headed north through the Gulf went from Mexico.
The storm was about 115 miles southwest of Panama City, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at 2 pm EDT, said the US National Hurricane Center
Alberto, the first Atlantic storm of 2018, the day before the official launch on June 1 in motion Hurricane Season Set
Last year in the United States and the Caribbean, there were a series of deadly hurricanes plaguing places like Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damage, hundreds of thousands of outages and devastation Thousands of structures.
Alberto was expected to drop up to 12 inches of rain hitting an area from Mississippi to western Georgia, said the hurricane center in Miami.
After that, it will bring strong winds and heavy showers as it pulls into the Tennessee Valley Tuesday and Wednesday, said the hurricane center. The storm is coming during the Memorial Day weekend and should disrupt transportation on Monday as many people return from vacation trips.
Alberto was also predicted that storm thresholds of about 60 to 120 inches would lead to low lying areas, which "would likely cause life-threatening surf and tearing conditions."
A waterslide, a dangerous vortex of wind and water, was discovered late Sunday about 7 miles off the coast of Alligator Point, Florida, said Roth
Franklin County in the Florida Panhandle has been evicted its Barrier Islands in the Gulf of Mexico, affecting about 4,200 housing units, while Taylor County is voluntarily evacuating in the East
Florida Governor Rick Scott, who imposed a state of emergency on Saturday in all 67 districts of the country, said on Sunday that the National Guard of Florida has 5,500 guards ready to be deployed if necessary
"If evacuations have been ordered in your community, do not ignore them," Scott said on Twitter.
Governors in Alabama and Mississippi also declared a state of emergency on Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area that extends from Mississippi to North Carolina and hosts millions of people
Alberto has been shifting eastward since Friday, threatening the active oil production areas in the Gulf of Mexico reduced. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp evacuated some of the Gulf oil rigs.
A separate storm on Sunday led to floods in Baltimore suburb of Ellicott City, Maryland, turning its historic Main Street into a raging river of water that reached to the first floor of the buildings and swept cars along the road a local news video.
Governor Larry Hogan declared the state of emergency for reconstruction two years ago by a devastating flood that killed two people and damaged dozens of buildings.