Mobile County EMA - Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto Advisory #2

May 25, 2018


Mobile County Encourages Residents to Prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto
Alberto - Advisory #2
March 25, 2018; 5:00 PM

The Mobile County Commission and Mobile County EMA Encourage Residents to Monitor and Prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto

Make plans now to ensure the safety of you and your family. It is important that you continue to monitor Alberto and take the appropriate action to ensure safety during upcoming the severe weather.

In preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto, the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency is encouraging residents to prepare for inland flooding, coastal surge, dangerous winds and potential tornadoes. Friday afternoon the Mobile County Commission hosted a Coordination Group call with the mayors and their staff members, Mobile County EMA, and the National Weather Service Mobile Office. Each agency discussed preparation in response to Subtropical Storm Alberto.

The National Weather Service reports Alberto has the potential to become a Tropical Storm affecting Mobile County as early late Saturday night, with conditions deteriorating starting on Sunday afternoon and into the middle of next week. Along the coast, high surf will start on Saturday with heavy rain moving well inland Sunday into Monday. Although it will depend on the exact track of the storm, indications are that much of Mobile County could have up to 12 inches rain through mid-week, with the potential of extremely serious flash and river flooding, and tornadoes.

The State of Alabama EMA Director, Brian Hastings was on the Mobile County Coordination call and said, “Today, I have been a part of several coordinating calls with local and state officials as well as our federal partners with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The goal is to expedite resources in a timely manner when requests for resources are received. Alabama EMA stands ready to support Mobile County.”

Local weather information and alerts are available through the NWS online at the following websites.
• National Weather Service Mobile: https://www.weather.gov/mob/
• National Hurricane Center or https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
For the latest information continue to monitor the local media, and always use trusted sources for your up-to-date weather information.

Following a few simple steps now can help you, your coworkers and your family stay safe:
1. Prepare a kit with emergency supplies.
2. Make a plan for what to do in a crisis, including how to reach family members.
3. Be informed of how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you can stay safe.

Mobile County Officials and EMA will continue to monitor Alberto until the threat diminishes.


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