“This morning, I have declared a state of emergency across FL to ensure our state has the resources they need to keep their families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding Subtropical Storm Alberto will bring,” Florida Governor Rick Scott wrote on his Twitter page.
The same decision was made by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
Three governors have declared states of emergency for parts of their states ahead of #Alberto. This will free up resources like the national guard.— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) 26 мая 2018 г.
More on preparations taking place: https://t.co/zJ4VC2WDBy pic.twitter.com/K3vNK4xYsk
“With subtropical storm Alberto headed toward the Coast, we are preparing to respond. This morning, I signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency and an order making the National Guard and other state resources available should they become necessary,” Bryant wrote on his Twitter page.
Subtropical Storm Alberto Update: Alberto expected to make landfall between Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL Monday afternoon with winds around 60 MPH. Travel delays & flooding rain expected for the eastern half of the Gulf coast this weekend & early next week #Alberto #wfaaweather pic.twitter.com/YUdDOydpE2— Jesse Hawila (@JesseWFAA) 26 мая 2018 г.
Alberto is the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, which officially begins in June. It formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and threatens to batter the northern Gulf of Mexico coast with heavy rains and storm surge.