And while forecasters said the subtropical depression could dump several inches (centimeters) of rain inland, few major problems have been reported so far.
In Cuba, flooding damaged an oil refinery in central Cuba and caused crude oil to spill into Cienfuegos Bay as the remnants of Alberto continued to drench the island in heavy rain.
Forsyth and Guilford counties are expected to get an additional 1 inch of rain over the next six days, he said.
USA forecasters said rain could still cause unsafe flash floods in the coming days in northern Alabama and large areas of Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.
As we reported on Tuesday, a local news crew - a reporter and photographer - were killed in North Carolina while covering the storm when a tree fell on their vehicle.
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the two died due to storm-related conditions. But given previously soaked ground, the propensity for runoff, and the greater likelihood of heavier downpours developing longer and perhaps lighter rain of longer duration, areas along and east of the Blue Ridge are the focus for the highest risk of potential flash flooding again today.
From early afternoon Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service instruments at Raleigh-Durham International Airport had recorded 0.86 inches of rain. A flood watch is in effect through Wednesday morning for the northwestern part of the state because of the storm.
Rain and wind will begin subsiding between 6 PM and 8 PM.
Near hurricane-force winds from Alberto dropped to about 30 miles per hour (48 km per hour) as it lost strength while crossing the Gulf of Mexico and making landfall in the U.S. South, the National Weather Service said. "Strong squalls off and on" had kept her inside, she said. WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, said news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed.