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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for ALBERTO-12
from 19 May 2012 21:00 UTC to 22 May 2012 15:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone ALBERTO-12 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 12: (22 May 2012 16:46).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 83 km/h)
  • from 19 May 2012 21:00 UTC to 22 May 2012 15:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 22 May 2012 14:46:20 UTC

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The tropical cyclone did not reach sufficient strength to cause significant storm surge.


Known identifiers for this event: al0112 (jtwcId) AL012012 (noaaId)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 129 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Tropical Depression Alberto expected to weaken
Tue, 22 May 2012 11:36:00 +0200   newschannel5 (en)

Tropical Depression Alberto is expected to stay well offshore as it moves up the Atlantic.

People and organisations:

Tropical Depression Alberto Expected to Weaken
Tue, 22 May 2012 11:35:00 +0200   ABCnews (en)

Tropical Depression Alberto expected to weaken in Atlantic; Tropical Storm Bud to get stronger

People and organisations:

Alberto weakens to tropical depression, moves east
Tue, 22 May 2012 06:58:00 +0200   msnbc (en)

Alberto, the first named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical depression Monday night as it continued moving eastward Monday night off the coast of Florida.

People and organisations:

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (113), (2), JTWC (3), BOM (1), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), INFORM (2),

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