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Hurricane Statement

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 27, 2018
Statement as of 6:06 PM EDT on May 27, 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto turns north northwestward with little change in strength**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for coastal
      Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando and
      coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 150 miles west-southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 150
      miles west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.0n 85.2w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move north northwest over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico. West central and southwest Florida will be impacted
by the eastern periphery of this storm tonight and Monday. The primary
concerns at this time are storm surge flooding along the Citrus and Levy
County coasts, isolated tornadoes, and tropical storm force winds, mainly
near the coast.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
limited wind impacts are expected but possible hazards for coastal areas
of Levy, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds. Unsecured lightweight
      objects blown about.
    - Tree limbs broken off.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Isolated power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding along
Citrus and Levy County coastlines. Potential impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
limited impacts are expected across west central and southwest
Florida. These impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may rise above flood stage with
      swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas.

* Tornadoes:
although the threat is low, protect against a tornado event having
      possible impacts across west central and southwest Florida
      which include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
keep your cell phone charged and in power-saving Mode. If you lose
power, use it sparingly and mainly for personal emergencies and
check-ins.

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick rise in water
levels.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, quickly move to the
safest place within your shelter. Protect your head and body.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



606 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto turns north northwestward with little change in strength**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for coastal
      Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando and
      coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 150 miles west-southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 150
      miles west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.0n 85.2w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move north northwest over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico. West central and southwest Florida will be impacted
by the eastern periphery of this storm tonight and Monday. The primary
concerns at this time are storm surge flooding along the Citrus and Levy
County coasts, isolated tornadoes, and tropical storm force winds, mainly
near the coast.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
limited wind impacts are expected but possible hazards for coastal areas
of Levy, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds. Unsecured lightweight
      objects blown about.
    - Tree limbs broken off.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Isolated power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding along
Citrus and Levy County coastlines. Potential impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
limited impacts are expected across west central and southwest
Florida. These impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may rise above flood stage with
      swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas.

* Tornadoes:
although the threat is low, protect against a tornado event having
      possible impacts across west central and southwest Florida
      which include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
keep your cell phone charged and in power-saving Mode. If you lose
power, use it sparingly and mainly for personal emergencies and
check-ins.

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick rise in water
levels.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, quickly move to the
safest place within your shelter. Protect your head and body.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


606 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto turns north northwestward with little change in strength**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for coastal
      Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando and
      coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 150 miles west-southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 150
      miles west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.0n 85.2w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move north northwest over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico. West central and southwest Florida will be impacted
by the eastern periphery of this storm tonight and Monday. The primary
concerns at this time are storm surge flooding along the Citrus and Levy
County coasts, isolated tornadoes, and tropical storm force winds, mainly
near the coast.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
limited wind impacts are expected but possible hazards for coastal areas
of Levy, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds. Unsecured lightweight
      objects blown about.
    - Tree limbs broken off.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Isolated power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding along
Citrus and Levy County coastlines. Potential impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
limited impacts are expected across west central and southwest
Florida. These impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may rise above flood stage with
      swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas.

* Tornadoes:
although the threat is low, protect against a tornado event having
      possible impacts across west central and southwest Florida
      which include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
keep your cell phone charged and in power-saving Mode. If you lose
power, use it sparingly and mainly for personal emergencies and
check-ins.

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick rise in water
levels.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, quickly move to the
safest place within your shelter. Protect your head and body.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



606 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto turns north northwestward with little change in strength**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for coastal
      Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando and
      coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 150 miles west-southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 150
      miles west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.0n 85.2w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move north northwest over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico. West central and southwest Florida will be impacted
by the eastern periphery of this storm tonight and Monday. The primary
concerns at this time are storm surge flooding along the Citrus and Levy
County coasts, isolated tornadoes, and tropical storm force winds, mainly
near the coast.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
limited wind impacts are expected but possible hazards for coastal areas
of Levy, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds. Unsecured lightweight
      objects blown about.
    - Tree limbs broken off.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Isolated power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding along
Citrus and Levy County coastlines. Potential impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
limited impacts are expected across west central and southwest
Florida. These impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may rise above flood stage with
      swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas.

* Tornadoes:
although the threat is low, protect against a tornado event having
      possible impacts across west central and southwest Florida
      which include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
keep your cell phone charged and in power-saving Mode. If you lose
power, use it sparingly and mainly for personal emergencies and
check-ins.

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick rise in water
levels.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, quickly move to the
safest place within your shelter. Protect your head and body.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


211 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto moving northward toward the northern Gulf coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - Tropical Storm Warning cancelled for coastal Sarasota
      coastal Charlotte, and coastal Lee.

* Current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando,
      coastal Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, coastal Pasco, and
      Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 120 miles
      west of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 27.7n 84.7w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 13 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, gusty winds to tropical
storm force mainly near the coast, and locally heavy rainfall across the
area causing localized flooding. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential
realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local officials for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuations. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


211 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto moving northward toward the northern Gulf coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - Tropical Storm Warning cancelled for coastal Sarasota
      coastal Charlotte, and coastal Lee.

* Current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando,
      coastal Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, coastal Pasco, and
      Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 120 miles
      west of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 27.7n 84.7w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 13 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, gusty winds to tropical
storm force mainly near the coast, and locally heavy rainfall across the
area causing localized flooding. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential
realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local officials for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuations. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



211 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto moving northward toward the northern Gulf coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - Tropical Storm Warning cancelled for coastal Sarasota
      coastal Charlotte, and coastal Lee.

* Current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando,
      coastal Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, coastal Pasco, and
      Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 120 miles
      west of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 27.7n 84.7w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 13 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, gusty winds to tropical
storm force mainly near the coast, and locally heavy rainfall across the
area causing localized flooding. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential
realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local officials for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuations. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


211 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto moving northward toward the northern Gulf coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - Tropical Storm Warning cancelled for coastal Sarasota
      coastal Charlotte, and coastal Lee.

* Current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando,
      coastal Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, coastal Pasco, and
      Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 120 miles
      west of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 27.7n 84.7w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 13 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, gusty winds to tropical
storm force mainly near the coast, and locally heavy rainfall across the
area causing localized flooding. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential
realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local officials for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuations. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



1159 am EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto moving northward toward the northern Gulf coast**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 110 miles west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 27.1n 84.4w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north or 5 degrees at 14 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, heavy rainfall
across the area causing localized flooding, isolated tornadoes, and
tropical storm force winds, mainly near the coast.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential
impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local officials for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuations. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1159 am EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**alberto moving northward toward the northern Gulf coast**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 110 miles west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 27.1n 84.4w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement north or 5 degrees at 14 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, heavy rainfall
across the area causing localized flooding, isolated tornadoes, and
tropical storm force winds, mainly near the coast.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential
impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local officials for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuations. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


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