State of Florida prepares for Alberto

SERTHOLT, Fla., May 26, 2018–The State of Florida has taken several measures ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto.

The governor issued a state of emergency for all 67 counties today.

Other actions include:

  • The Florida National Guard has 5,500 guard members available for deployment, if needed.
  • The Florida Highway Patrol has prepared two quick response force teams of 66 state troopers to deploy quickly to any area of Florida needing assistance.
  • The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began to pre-position and stage its high-water vehicles and all other flood response resources May 22 so they can rapidly deploy to assist Floridians in need in the event of any flooding.
  • The state contacted utilities to put them on notice to start reporting outage and restoration information if needed.

Additionally, all Florida state parks remain open at this time. Park staff are prepared to evacuate campgrounds and close parks as necessary to ensure visitor safety.

Blackwater River State Park campground is under a mandatory evacuation and will be closed until Wednesday.

Day use areas will remain open until tropical storm conditions are present and will remain closed thereafter until conditions are safe to reopen.

 

 

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