Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Flash Flooding Possible As Alberto's Leftovers Track Over The Valley

Flash Flooding Possible As Alberto's Leftovers Track Over The Valley

The National Hurricane Center said Alberto was forecast to work its way north-northwest through Alabama and into Tennessee and Kentucky before going north through IN, brushing Chicago and heading northeast into MI on Thursday and then Canada with whatever strength it has left.

A flash flood emergency was issued for several central Alabama counties Wednesday morning.

Four deadly hurricanes struck the United States past year, killing at least 144 people and causing billions of dollars in damage, massive power outages and devastating hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, according to the NHC.

"North Carolina needs to take Alberto seriously".

Two television journalists covering the worsening weather in North Carolina were killed on Monday by a falling tree that struck their auto. There is a chance for showers and even a thunderstorm on Wednesday, but the coverage and intensity are expected to back off a bit around Charlotte as compared to recent days with the mountains likely seeing the most concentrated rain. It could deliver up to 6 inches of rain in some areas as it moves toward lower MI by Wednesday evening, officials said.

Alberto dumped between 2 and 5 inches (2 and 13 centimeters) of rain over parts of the Florida Panhandle, according to the National Weather Service.

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"Most of the issues we're having right now are downed trees and downed limbs", Walton County spokesman Louis Svehla told the Northwest Florida Daily News. "The surge was not that large".

"We've had a lot of rain, but we got lucky".

"It's not a good sign, getting hit by a storm before hurricane season", Husar told the Panama City News Herald.

Karen Clark & Co, a risk-modeling firm, on Tuesday estimated the insured losses from Alberto at $50 million.

They had just interviewed Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant as they covered storms in North Carolina. With the ground being saturated, root systems of trees are weaker.

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