U.S. government forecasters are predicting a near or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season with 10 to 16 named storms and up to four of them being major hurricanes.
Forecasters have downgraded Alberto to a subtropical depression but say a flood threat persists as the huge system continues to dump heavy rains.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday declared a state of emergency for Florida in anticipation of Subtropical Storm Alberto, though South Florida will not be directly impacted.
Despite losses from Hurricane Irma, estimates show the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund will have $17.3 billion available this year.
Last year, an active season that included Irma’s destruction in Florida and Maria’s devastation across the Caribbean and Puerto Rico has taught officials to expect the unexpected.
Researchers are predicting an above average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, with 14 named storms and seven hurricanes.
Monroe County has submitted about $16 million in expenses for reimbursement. So far, FEMA has approved about $3.9 million.
A meteorologist who aided emergency response efforts along the Gulf Coast after the 2010 oil spill has been tapped to lead the U.S. government's hurricane forecasting hub in Miami.
A Florida House unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would require the officials to include a qualified sign language interpreter at televised hurricane briefings.
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