Florida under State of Emergency due to Storm Alberto

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency this morning due to the upcoming subtropical storm Alberto.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Alberto is predicted to move over the Gulf of Mexico from tonight until Monday, May 28. The Florida Keys and the West Coast are predicted to get the most storm activity. The NHC stated in their 2 p.m. update, that tropical storm conditions are expected to hit Florida’s west coast by Sunday night. A maximum of ten inches of rainfall is possible across the Florida Keys and southern and southwest Florida.

Subtropical Storm Alberto is predicted to make landfall late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

A tropical storm warning has also been issued for the Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys. A tropical storm watch has been issued fro the west coast of Florida, from Boca Grande to Anclote River.

Spinnaker will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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