Remnants of Alberto Soak Eastern States; Minimal Livestock Problems in Florida

The National Weather Service issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Alberto this afternoon (June 14) at 5:00 p.m. Remnants of Alberto were "quickly moving northeastward along the Atlantic seaboard," and resulting rains were posing the threat of flooding in several states. Florida agriculture officials today said very few livestock or equine issues arose because of Alberto, which hit the state's Gulf Coast Tuesday as a tropical storm.

"Flood and flash flood warnings are in effect for portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and the Delmarva peninsula," said today's advisory, which placed the center of the remnants of Alberto at 25 miles south of Norfolk, Va. The remnants were moving at about 25 mph this afternoon, dumping heavy rainfall across North Carolina and Virginia.

According to Michael A. Short, DVM, equine program manager for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry, Albert caused very few livestock or equine issues. "I have asked our emergency management staff and have been told there were only small problems that should be resolved in short order," said Short.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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