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2006-06-12 14:24:05

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday said mandatory evacuations orders had been issued for areas along the state's west coast after U.S. forecasters warned that Tropical Storm Alberto could become the first hurricane of 2006. "Mandatory evacuation orders have already begun," Bush told a news conference in the state capital Tallahassee.

2006-06-12 14:38:31

By Robert Green ST PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. forecasters warned on Monday that Tropical Storm Alberto could become the first hurricane of 2006 as it strengthened ominously over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and took aim at northwest Florida. The storm was about 155 miles south of Apalachicola, in Florida's panhandle, at 2 p.m. EDT, according to a bulletin from the U.S. National Hurricane Center, and mandatory evacuation orders were issued for residents in low-lying...

2006-06-12 12:55:10

Corrects day in first paragraph to Monday instead of Friday By Robert Green ST PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. forecasters warned on Monday that Tropical Storm Alberto could become the first hurricane of 2006 as it strengthened ominously over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and barreled toward northwest Florida. The storm was about 190 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, in Florida's panhandle, at 11 a.m. EDT, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

2006-06-12 12:58:14

By Robert Green ST PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. forecasters warned on Monday that Tropical Storm Alberto could become the first hurricane of 2006 as it strengthened ominously over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and barreled toward northwest Florida. The storm was about 190 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, in Florida's panhandle, at 11 a.m. EDT, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov). "Preparations to protect life and property...

2006-06-12 10:30:07

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto, the 2006 hurricane season's first named storm, strengthened early Monday as it moved over the warm waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, making its way toward the northern Florida coast, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. NHC issued a hurricane warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River, meaning hurricane conditions were expected within the warning area in the next 24 hours. Alberto was...

2006-06-12 11:19:09

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - A boat carrying nine people sank off Florida's Atlantic Coast, the vessel's operator said in a distress call to Coast Guard crews who searched on Monday for the missing boaters. Squalls from Tropical Storm Alberto reduced visibility for the search crews, but it was unclear whether the sinking was weather-related, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Chris O'Neil said. The boat operator described the sinking in a 63-minute radio call to the Coast Guard late on...

2006-06-12 09:53:25

MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Monday issued a hurricane warning for Florida's Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Alberto's maximum sustained winds increased to 60 knots, or just under 70 miles per hour (113 km per hour).

2006-06-12 04:36:46

By Michael Connor MIAMI (Reuters) - Forecasters issued a storm warning for much of Florida's west coast on Monday as the first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, Alberto, strengthened and brought heavy rains toward the state. The storm, centered near latitude 26.2 north and longitude 87.2 west in the Gulf of Mexico, was about 275 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, in Florida's northwestern panhandle, at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), according to the U.S. National...

2006-06-11 23:11:15

By Michael Connor MIAMI (Reuters) - The first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, Alberto, formed off Cuba on Sunday and appeared headed toward Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm, centered near latitude 25.3 north and longitude 87.7 west in the Gulf of Mexico, was about 385 miles southwest of Cedar Key on the west coast of Florida at 11 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT on Monday), according to the center's Web site (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov). Although it...


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2012-05-24 08:26:54

Tropical Storm Alberto was named the first tropical storm of the Atlantic 2012 Hurricane Season on May 20th at 1200PM CDT. The location of the storm at this time was just to the southeast of South Carolina. The winds were estimated at 40kts gusting to 50kts. On May 20th at 0600PM CDT Tropical Storm Alberto had winds estimated at 45kts with gust to near 55kts. At this time the storm was just to the east of Savannah Georgia and was moving towards the southwest. May 21st at 0600PM CDT...

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