Governor Scott Issues Updates on Subtropical Storm Alberto Preparedness Efforts

Posted: 4:24 PM, May 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-28 07:17:46-04
Governor Scott Issues Updates on Subtropical Storm Alberto Preparedness Efforts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  At 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) released updated information regarding Subtropical Storm Alberto’s strength and estimated landfall. The NHC now states that STS Alberto has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, making it a strong and dangerous storm. STS Alberto is forecasted to make landfall near Panama City on Monday. Throughout the day, Governor Scott has been engaged with federal, state and local emergency management to ensure that Floridians have the resources necessary to be prepared.

For more information on state preparedness functions click HERE.

Please visit for the latest updates on the below information and other resources for those potentially affected by Subtropical Storm Alberto:



  • A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Crystal River in Citrus County, to Navarre in Santa Rosa County. There is currently a 2-4 foot storm surge forecast in the watch area. A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations.



  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Gulf Coast communities from the Anclote River in Pinellas County to the Florida/Alabama border.



  • Franklin County – A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all barrier islands (Bald Point, Alligator Point, Dog Island, St. George Island), for anyone living directly on the coastline, mobile homes and RV parks.
  • Gulf County – T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park began evacuations on Sunday, May 27 at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Taylor County – Voluntary evacuations have been issued for those in coastal zones and beach communities (Keaton, Dekel, Cedar, Dark Islands), mobile homes, RV parks and low-lying areas.
  • Check evacuation status and zones for your area at:







  • The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) contact number is 1-800-342-3557.
  • The State Emergency Operations Center Media Line: 850-921-0217.
  • Follow @FLSert for live updates on Tropical Storm Alberto.
  • Visit to find information on shelters, road closures, and evacuation routes.