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Tropical Storm Alberto was the first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. Forming on June 10 in the northwestern Caribbean Sea as a tropical depression, the storm moved northward and then northeastward, reaching a peak intensity of 70 mph (110 km/h), before making landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida on June 13. Alberto then moved through eastern Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia as a tropical depression before becoming extratropical on June 14. Alberto's strength was difficult to forecast as officials at the National Hurricane Center and local weather stations predicted that the storm would not greatly intensify. However, when Alberto's winds rapidly reached 70 mph, storm forecasters thought that the storm might reach minimal hurricane strength, but that did not occur due to increasing upper-level wind shear interacting with the system.

Alberto produced heavy rain across Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia causing moderate flooding in some areas. While a monetary damage estimate is unavailable as of June 15, 2006, Alberto caused two indirect deaths. The first indirect death occurred when a small plane crashed during the storm, killing its occupant. The second death was from drowning. A report of nine people missing was actually a hoax. Robert J. Moran was arrested for this distress call and could be fined up to one million dollars.
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