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State leaders reflect on preparation for Alberto

Posted at 5:15 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 13:59:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Even though the start to hurricane season is still days away, state leaders are reflecting on the way agencies prepared and reacted to Subtropical Storm Alberto.

As Alberto barreled towards Florida over the holiday weekend, the state issued a state of emergency for all 67 counties creating awareness for all emergency operations.

"I think because last year was such an active season, all of our systems have been really tested to the limits in a great way," said Chief Financial Officer of Florida Jimmy Patronis. "Alberto was a week before the actual start to hurricane season. It just goes to show mother nature doesn't pay attention to the calendar."

The Florida Department of Financial Services' Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team have been deployed across the state to protect Floridians from post-storm fraud that could occur in the aftermath of Alberto.