The Latest: sea turtles nesting in Florida hurt by Alberto

MARION, N. C. – The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto (all times are local):

12 hours

Subtropical Storm Alberto will get a slap on sea turtle nesting in southwest Florida.

Five of Collier County, 218 sea turtle nests washed away during the weekend storm.

26 nests were flooded, which means that the eggs were covered with water; it remains to be seen how these nests will rate.

Naples Daily News reports that Lee County is also trying to determine sea turtle nest losses. Sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 until October. 1, which is also the peak of the storm season in Florida.

In 2017, half of the turtle nests laid on southwest Florida beaches, crops as a result of the hurricanes.

The most common nesting sea turtles in southwest Florida, the loggerhead, is listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.


10:35 pm

The authorities say that 2000 people evacuated in the North Carolina mountains, a result of a dam break can return to their homes.

McDowell County Emergency Management sent a message to the public around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, saying engineers have determined the dam at Lake Tahoma is safe.

Heavy rains from the edge of the Tropical Storm Alberto caused flooding Tuesday evening. Emergency officials order evacuations because an engineer inspection of the dam was scared that it would break for officials can get a better look in the daylight.

The dam is located approximately 80 miles (129 km) northwest of Charlotte.

Dozens of roads in western North Carolina have been blocked by mudslides or flooding, including Interstate 40, which closed for a few hours in the vicinity of the Old Fort.

Forecasters warn storms could lead to more flooding Wednesday, but say the heavy rains will be isolated and not widespread.


10:20 pm

About 200 people in the North Carolina mountains were evacuated to shelters as authorities look to a dam threatened by flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto.

Emergency managers evacuated 2,000 people early Wednesday after the determine of the Lake Tahoma dam in western North Carolina can fail.

McDowell County Emergency Management assistant director Adrienne Jones says the dam has not yet failed, but the inspectors look.

A number of other roads in western North Carolina are closed due to floods and mudslides. The Interstate 40 in the vicinity of the Old Fort was closed for a time, but the crews have cleared enough debris to open at least one lane in each direction.

Forecasters say Alberto’s remnants still bring flooding rain to the Southeast and the nation ‘ s belly.


11:20 pm

The soggy remnants of Alberto spread rain deeper into the nation’s midsection after the tearing down of trees, causing power outages and leaving flooding scattered around the South.

Forecasters say what is left of the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is still capable of causing flooding.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tuesday that if Alberto’s weakening system moves inland Wednesday, it still remains a potential threat.

Flash flood watches were in the effort for the share of different states from Alabama through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, south Carolina and Virginia, and West Virginia.

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