June 13, 2006

Alberto comes ashore in Florida

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto, the first cyclone
of what is expected to be a busy 2006 Atlantic hurricane
season, made landfall on Tuesday in northwest Florida, the U.S.
National Hurricane Center said.

Alberto had threatened to become the season's first
hurricane as it swirled over the warm waters of the Gulf of
Mexico, but it came ashore as a tropical storm near Adams
Beach, bringing heavy rain, some sharp winds and coastal
flooding to a largely sparsely populated area.