Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Florida braces for Tropical Storm Alberto...

Tropical storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2006 Hurricane season, continues northeastward with no change in strength.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River. A tropical storm warning along the Atlantic Coast has been extended northward to South Santee River, S.C.

The good news is that the storm is not likely to become a hurricane. I know this will be welcome news for my cousins who live in Longboat Key and Bradenton.

Alberto is moving toward the northeast near 9 mph and is expected to make landfall near midday today.