The Daily News has received announcements of the following cancellations due to Tropical Storm Alberto:
From Tom and Peggy Rice: It is with deep regret that we have had to cancel the 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony at Beal Memorial Cemetery due to Tropical Storm Alberto. I want to thank all the volunteers, and program participants who made planning this years ceremony a pleasure. We look forward to Honoring our Veterans at this special place in November. Tom Rice, Veterans Tribute Tower Committee
In alignment with the Governor’s state of emergency declaration and the most recent weather update, Eglin officials have decided to cancel this year’s Memorial Gate-to-Gate Run. This event is an important tradition within the Eglin community.
Due to the significant logistical coordination required to hold this event, Eglin will not offer an alternate date; however, this year’s registered runners will be offered a $5 discount for next year’s event.
Eglin leadership would like to thank the sponsors, Team Eglin partners, and participants for their support.
The Veterans Memorial Plaza's annual Memorial Day ceremony in Milton has been canceled.
Due to possible severe weather, the Memorial Day program scheduled to be held at the Walton County Courthouse will not be held.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Due to Subtropical Storm Alberto, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Florida Forest Service has closed the campgrounds and recreational areas in Blackwater River State Forest, which is northeast of Pensacola. The campground will remain closed until further notice.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is assisting with storm preparation and response efforts coordinated by the state Emergency Operations Center. Floridians and visitors can create a disaster preparedness plan by visiting FloridaDisaster.org.
MILTON, Fl – Officials with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center are closing all campgrounds and day use areas of Blackwater River State Forest on Sunday.
"With expected high winds and the potential for flooding, safety is our primary goal," said Center Manager Mike Hudson.
Florida Forest Service personnel will evaluate these areas after the storm passes an reopen them as weather allows.
The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests, provides management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests, while protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres.
Gulf Breeze, Fla. - Gulf Islands National Seashore officials have closed additional areas of the national seashore in Florida due to Tropical Storm Alberto. Tropical storm effects are expected to be present in the area beginning Sunday as the slow moving tropical system begins to come ashore. Impacts from the system are expected to continue through Tuesday.
Fort Pickens Area – Last entry on Saturday, May 26 at 12:00 pm, all visitors must exit by 5:00 pm.
Fort Pickens Campground – Mandatory evacuation will begin on Saturday at 12:00 pm; all campers must evacuate by 5:00 pm.
Opal Beach Cluster - Last entry on Saturdayat 12:00 pm, all visitors must exit by 5:00 pm.
Perdido Key Area will close to all visitor use and access at 5:00 pm on Saturday.
Okaloosa Area will close to all visitor use and access at 12:00 pm on Saturday.
Naval Live Oaks and Fort Barrancas Areas will close at normal operating hours on Saturday.
Closures are expected to last through at least Tuesday, but could be extended. Heavy rains, winds, and high waves associated with the slow-moving tropical storm are expected to inundate Fort Pickens Road. Highway 399, between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach will remain open as long as it is safe for travel, however it may be closed if conditions warrant.
Due to the uncertainty of SubTropical Storm Alberto, the Memorial Day Service at Fort Walton Beach First United Methodist Church for tomorrow morning (5/28) has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We hope every is able to stay safe!