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Florida and Mississippi declare states of emergency ahead of subtropical storm

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks during the Governor's Hurricane Conference
Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks during the Governor's Hurricane Conference. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida and Mississippi have declared states of emergency in the face of Subtropical Storm Alberto as South Florida and the Florida Keys could get up to 10 inches of rain, and Cuba is expected to see 15 inches.

The details, from Axios' Andrew Freedman: The greatest threats from Subtropical storm Alberto include heavy rain, coastal flooding, and high winds. Some areas of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi could see up to a foot of rain through Memorial Day. The difference between a subtropical storm and a tropical storm is negligible in terms of impacts, and Alberto is expected to become a full-fledged tropical storm on Monday. While this comes earlier than hurricane season's start on June 1, it's not expected to be an overly active season.