Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach on Monday as Subtropical Storm Alberto approached the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds.
Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach on Monday as Subtropical Storm Alberto approached the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. Nick Tomecek AP
Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach on Monday as Subtropical Storm Alberto approached the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. Nick Tomecek AP

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Opinion: Fabiola Santiago

Fabiola Santiago

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Columnist Fabiola Santiago was born in Cuba. She was exiled to the U.S. in 1969 on one of the historic Freedom Flights. She has been a Herald reporter, editor and opinion writer since 1980.