Alberto, Now A Depression, Dumps Heavy Rains Across South

Alberto, Now A Depression, Dumps Heavy Rains Across South

Alberto, Now A Depression, Dumps Heavy Rains Across South

There were a number of deadly hurricanes in the United States and Caribbean previous year that walloped places including Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damage, massive power outages and devastation to hundreds of thousands of structures.

At 3 p.m. Monday, 9,861 electricity customer accounts in the state were without power, according to the Florida State Emergency Response Team.

Forecasters had feared the storm could bring risky high water to southern coastal states and possible tornadoes.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Morganton, Glen Alpine, Lake James State Park, Table Rock, Lake James and Nebo. In 2016, it was also hammered by deadly flooding.

A bridge collapsed in Taguasco after heavy rains caused the Zaza River to rise. "Hikers, campers and other individuals outdoors must immediately seek high ground and avoi" d all streams.

Once again, rain chances extend through the next seven days. Mud Creek in Hendersonville was nearing flood stage late Tuesday.

What had sprung up from the Gulf of Mexico as a subtropical storm was now a vast, soggy system trekking inland as it flung rain - heavy at times - all around the US southeast. There is still a very low-end threat of an isolated, small tornado over far east Alabama this evening, but so far we have had no issues with rotating showers. Some may produce heavy rain.

IN counties in the watch area include Gibson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.

"Abundant tropical moisture across the mountains and foothills will likely persist through at least mid-week", the watch statement said.

Florida, Alabama, and MS have all declared states of emergency, with rainfall in some areas expected to be over a dozen inches. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible.

The heavy rainfall is thought to have waterlogged the soil and contributed to the tree's fall. The main issue to watch for is training of cells that can lead to local high water issues developing. A warning means that flash flooding is imminent.

The storm also appeared to cause relatively few power outages. Heavy rain triggered landslides at the dam, and the National Weather Service said "evacuees are being asked to flee".

The number of storms will be much lower next week, but we still can't rule out a few in the afternoon and evening along with afternoon highs in the upper 70s. The high is forecast at 81 degrees with cloudy skies. Just like tonight, Wednesday night will be mild with a small, 20 percent chance of showers overnight. A couple thunderstorms may become strong and potentially severe this afternoon as it tracks over the western half of the state.

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