Tropical Storm Fred Makes Landfall; Parts of East Alabama Get Rain and Wind
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fred made landfall near Cape San Blas, Florida. It had winds of around 65 mph when it began moving ashore shortly after 2 p.m. CDT.
Cape San Blas is southeast of Panama City and west of Tallahassee.
Fred is expected to quickly weaken after making landfall and heading toward western Georgia. Tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 115 miles from the center at landfall.
In southeast Alabama, 4 to 7 inches of rain can be expected with isolated maximum storm totals of 10 inches. Heavy rainfall across portions of southern Alabama could lead to areal, urban, small stream and river flooding impacts.
Parts of the Alabama News Network may not see any effects from the tropical storm.
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