CARRABELLE, Fla. (WTXL) - Things have been rough out on Carrabelle beach Monday as the center of Alberto nears the coast just west of here.
Since we’re on the eastern side of the storm, we’re getting the nasty part of Alberto with plenty of rain and gusty winds.
WTXL's Valerie Mills was at the beach earlier Monday afternoon, but conditions started to get dangerous so she moved into town. Things are calmer, but the water is still choppy on the bay and boats are rocking around.
Winds have been consistently blowing at 30 mph with gusts closer to 45 mph.
The area has mostly been dealing with heavy rain and some flooding on the roadways.
Even though the weather is threatening, some locals have still been coming out to the beach to check out the surf.
“I love the weather and this is really interesting. It’s not the first storm we’ve been through," said Bob black, a Carrabelle resident. "We rode out Andrew out on St. George back in 95. It was a little more of a storm.”
Strong winds are expected to continue in Carrabelle Monday with a surge between 2 and 4 feet.
As Alberto pushes north, conditions will start to improve in Carrabelle. There’s still a chance for downpours, high winds and choppy waters Tuesday.