Florida and Mississippi on Saturday declared states of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto moves north toward the US Gulf Coast, threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding by Monday.
All 67 Florida counties were issued the notice to give state and local governments enough time and resources to prepare, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.
“As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring,” Scott said.
His Mississippi counterpart, Phil Bryant, also declared a state of emergency. In a statement, Bryant said coastal and inland flooding could be a serious issue in the coming days.
“Whether you’re a resident of this state or just visiting, you need to stay updated on this evolving tropical system,”…