Alberto's Impact: Wildfires in California, New Mexico, and Texas Floods

Even as Tropical Storm Alberto moves inland over Mexico, the tropics remain active, with two possible storms on the way. The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on a disturbance near the northern Bahamas, which could become a tropical depression by Friday and bring showers, strong winds, and high surf to northeast Florida and Georgia.

Storm Clouds

Another system may form over southeastern Mexico and move into the Bay of Campeche this weekend, possibly becoming a tropical depression.


Alberto's landfall near Tampico, Mexico, resulted in flooding and strong winds, with a storm surge of 3.5 feet in Corpus Christi, Texas. Three children were tragically killed in Nuevo León, Mexico, as a result of the storm's heavy rainfall. Warnings in Texas were lifted as conditions improved.

Texas Flood

Zach Pearson grieves his father's death in the New Mexico wildfires, describing it as "heartbreaking to know he didn't make it." Fires in Lincoln County and the Mescalero Apache Reservation have killed two people, injured two others, and damaged 1,400 structures, forcing 8,000 residents to flee.

Califoria Wildfires

Rep. Gabe Vasquez emphasized the climate crisis' role in exacerbating the fires. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is requesting federal disaster assistance, emphasizing the need for housing and crisis counseling for victims.

Mexico wildfires

The Salt Fire has burned 7,071 acres, while the South Fork Fire has consumed 16,335 acres. Severe thunderstorms have added to the chaos, posing flooding risks.

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