At least two deaths have been linked to Subtropical Storm Alberto as the storm made landfall Monday, NBC News reported.
State police in North Carolina said two people were killed in Polk County when winds brought a tree down on a vehicle belonging to NBC affiliate WYFF of Greenville, S.C.
WYFF News 4 anchor Mike McCormick and WYFF News 4 photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer died Monday when a tree fell on their SUV. https://t.co/VZZKA6K6qq All of us at WYFF News 4 are grieving. We are a family. pic.twitter.com/IQmZ6prUIH
— WYFF News 4 (@wyffnews4) May 28, 2018
The governors of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi have all declared states of emergency.
Alberto made landfall not far from Panama City, Fla., after becoming the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season. It is expected to proceed northeast, drenching much of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina in inches of rain.
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