Subtropical Storm Alberto - Update #6
Final update from Santa Rosa County
11:45 a.m., Mon., May 28 - Santa Rosa County Emergency Management staff continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto along with the National Weather Service in Mobile

Local Actions
  • The Emergency Operations Center remains at a monitoring level.
  • The Citizens Information Center (CIC) remains open. Call 850-983-INFO (4636) if you have any questions.
Current Weather Situation
  • Today: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 79. Breezy, with a north wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
  • Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 71. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Storm Forecast Update
  • Alberto is forecast to make landfall between Panama City and Destin this afternoon, then continue northward into central Alabama through tonight.
  • Alberto will have the potential to bring significant rainfall amounts and flash flooding to our area mainly through tonight.
  • Tropical storm force winds will likely impact portions our area through early evening.
Weather Advisories, Watches and Warnings
  • A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect.
  • A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect.
  • Storm surge inundation of one to two feet is possible today across portions of coastal Florida, thus a Coastal Flooding Advisory is in effect.
  • A High Surf Warning remains in effect through Tuesday evening.
  • Rip Currents - Double red flags are still flying at Navarre Beach. The beach is closed to swimming and wading. Rip currents are our number one danger and will remain after the storm is out of the area. Follow the beach flag warning system and obey lifeguard direction.
Blackwater River State Forest
The campgrounds and day use areas of Blackwater River State Forest remain closed. Florida Forest Service personnel will evaluate these areas after the storm passes and reopen them as weather allows.

Gulf Islands National Seashore
Highway 399 and the Opal Beach complex/picnic area is closed. Park status updates will be posted online at and the national seashore operates a severe weather hotline at (850) 934-2656.

Escribano Point
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has closed both campgrounds on Escribano Point until further notice.

Schools, Colleges and County Offices
  • All Santa Rosa County offices will resume normal operations Tue., May 29.
  • All Santa Rosa County Schools will be in session Tues., May 29.
  • All PSC campuses and centers will resume normal operations on Tue., May 29.
Memorial Day Ceremonies
  • The Veterans Memorial Plaza's annual Memorial Day ceremony in Milton has been cancelled due to weather.
  • In the south end of the county, the Memorial Day ceremony in Navarre Park has also been cancelled.
For any power outages, visit:
Central Landfill and Trash Pickup
  • Central Landfill is closed and will resume normal hours on Tues., May 29.
  • ECUA collections in the north end of Santa Rosa County have been cancelled for Monday, May 28. Updates will be posted to the
  • In the south end of the county, Waste Pro collection services have been cancelled for Monday, May 28. If your garbage service day is Monday, it will be collected Thursday. In Navarre, recycling and yard waste collection will run one day behind. In Gulf Breeze, recycling will run one day behind and yard waste will not be affected. For questions, call 850-365-1900 on Tuesday.
Use caution while driving in rain. If you encounter water covering a road, remember - turn around, don't drown! Any Santa Rosa County road closures will be posted at

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