Montgomery EMA advises caution as Alberto approaches

Montgomery EMA advises caution as Alberto approaches
As Alberto makes its way toward central Alabama, local EMA officials are warning people to stay indoors.
This car was spotted Friday trying to drive through a flooded street in Montgomery. (Source: Montgomery Fire/Rescue)
This car was spotted Friday trying to drive through a flooded street in Montgomery. (Source: Montgomery Fire/Rescue)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - As Alberto makes its way toward central Alabama, local EMA officials are warning people to stay indoors.

"Stay out of the weather if at all possible. I know it's beautiful and blue skies out there right now, but we know the storm is coming. It's just kind of a hurry up and wait. Don't let that give you a false sense of getting out on the river or out on the lake just in case. If these thunderstorms or lightning storms come up it could be detrimental for your health," Christina Thornton, Director of the Montgomery EMA, said.

Montgomery's main threats are heavy rain and flooding, but some gusty winds and a few tornadoes can't be ruled out.

No evacuations will be taking place, so there is no need to panic; however, you are advised to not drive unless you have to, and if you notice flooding on the roads, turn around, don't drown.

"Do not drive through large water. We saw a vehicle, a black mustang I believe it was Friday down Norman Bridge Road that had flooded out right on that service road just driving through it and it takes so little for a vehicle to be washed away and so they need to be very mindful of that. Your life is more important than driving through that flooded water," Thornton said.

Another way to keep up to date with Alberto is to download the WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather App. There, you can see interactive radar and get severe weather alerts.

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