Coffee Co. Emergency Management Cautious About Alberto

Emergency Management officials across the wiregrass and northwest Florida are cautiously optimistic that Tropical Storm Alberto will not cause much of a problem in our region.

Coffee County EMA Director John Tallas says with one of the worst droughts in a decade, he wouldn't mind seeing a long sustained 24-hour rainfall.

At the junction in Geneva where the Pea and Choctawhatchee Rivers meet, the water levels are far below average. In some spots there's less than a foot of water.

Tallas says he along with the state EMA office in Montgomery will continuously monitor the track of the storm to determine if any actions need to be taken.