Tropical Storm Alberto will make landfall in coming Hours



Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its way through the Gulf of Mexico in Gulfport, Miss., Saturday, May 26, 2018. Whitlock, who lives near a creek wants to keep the spill off water from entering his home. The slow moving storm is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high wind and flash flooding this holiday weekend. Several similar setups were placed throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help residents protect their property. The sandbagging process was left to the residents. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

 

The center of Subtropical Storm Alberto will  reach the northern U.S. Gulf Coast Monday afternoon or evening.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said issued a statement at 8 am e.t.  that the storm’s center was located about 100 miles south-southeast of Destin, Florida, and moving north at 6 mph.

Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 65 mph.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect  from Florida’s Suwannee River to the border of Alabama and Mississippi.

storm surge watch means life-threatening inundations are possible from flooding.. Destin and Panama City Beach are within the watch area.

St. Petersburg, Fla (A.P.)

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