Florida Governor declares state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches

Florida's Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto.

A briefing was held this morning at the state emergency operations centre in Tallahassee.

Authorities urged residents to take the storm seriously.

The Governor said the move was intended to "keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring".

Escambia County declared a local state of emergency yesterday "in an abundance of caution".

- Digital desk

More in this Section

Thousands get UK citizenship after furore over treatment of Windrush generation

Democrats Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren urge end to Electoral College

Trump praises Brazil’s ‘incredible’ far-right president at White House

Drink-driver caught in act by own dash cam footage after traffic lights crash


Debate: Should you drink in front of your children?

Interiors profile: Senior Designer at DFS Rob Ellis

Are you drinking out of the right wine glass?

Tempted to renovate your home? TV’s Kunle Barker shares 4 top tips for getting started

More From The Irish Examiner