The National Hurricane Center reports that as Tropical Storm Elsa’s center moved across southern Georgia late on Wednesday, it brought with it strong gusts along the coast and lots of rain.
As Elsa moves into Georgia tonight and South Carolina early on Thursday, Northern Florida could still experience some heavy rain. This could cause significant flash, urban, and isolated mild river flooding. On Friday, the storm is expected to pass close to or over the mid-Atlantic coast before moving into North Carolina later that day.
Where Is Tropical Storm Elsa Now?
According to Reports, Tropical Storm Elsa Is Moving Toward Cedar Key Off the Western Coast of Florida.
Residents in Tampa Bay Have Been Hurriedly Preparing for The Storm as A Severe Weather Warning Was in Effect for The Area.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) Reported on July 7 that The Storm Was Moving North of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Placing More than 12 Million People in Three States Under a Tropical Storm Warning.
After Elsa Wrecked Devastation in Cuba and A Number of Caribbean Islands, They Provided an Update, Saying that The Storm Is Anticipated to “advance Across the South-Eastern United States Through Thursday, July 8.”
On Wednesday, July 7, Commercial Flights at The Tampa Airport Were Put on Hold While the Storm Passed, but They Have Already Been Reinstated.
Northern Florida Might Experience Floods and Power Shortages, According to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. Curry Told Cnn that Despite the fact that “there Isn’t a Direct Hit from A Hurricane,” “we Don’t Want Folks to Get Overconfident, Be out In Their Automobiles, and Perhaps Drive Into Flooding.”
Adding: “wind Can Cause Downed Power Lines. There Are a Ton of Things that Could Go Wrong During These Storms.” We Should Use This Chance to Remind Ourselves, Early in The Season, that You Should Be Familiar with Your Evacuation Zone. “you Must Be Ready with Your Storm and Hurricane Kits. Get Ready if You Don’t Have It Prepared if You Don’t Know Your Zone “curry Uttered.
What Is the Tropical Storm’s Path?
Three Persons Lost Their Lives as Tropical Storm Elsa Hit the Southern Beaches of Haiti and The Dominican Republic on Saturday, July 3.
On Monday, July 5, the National Hurricane Center Increased Its Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings for Florida’s Western Coast After More than 180,000 People Were Evacuated from Cuba.
As It Moved North, It Became a Tropical Storm, but After It Left Cuba, It Temporarily Regained Hurricane Strength Over the Gulf of Mexico. when It Was Approaching Florida, It Was Then Downgraded Once Again.
However, According to Meteorologists, It Has Once More Grown Stronger and Now Has Winds of 75 Mph. with Threats of Flooding and Potentially Tornadoes, Florida Governor Ron De Santis Has Issued a State of Emergency in 15 Counties, Including Miami-Dade.
“all Floridians in The Projected Path of This Storm Need to Be Prepared for The Possibility of Lone Tornadoes, Storm Surge, Significant Rainfall, and Flash Flooding,” He Warned.
It Is Believed That The Weather Will Jeopardize Search Operations to Find More than 120 People Missing After the Champlain Tower South Condo in Surfside Collapsed. Florida Is Braced for A Battering from Storm Elsa.
Despite Cries from Survivors to Preserve Their Pets, the Remaining Piece of The Partially Collapsed Condo Was Destroyed Before Storm Elsa. On the evening of Monday, July 5, the Hurricane Ripped Over Cuba Before Making Landfall in The Florida Straits Early on Tuesday.
Hurricane Warnings Have Been Issued by The NHC for Florida’s West Coast as well as The Region from Tampa Bay to Steinhatchee in The North.
15 Counties that May Be in Elsa’s Path Received the Declaration of Emergency.
These include the Counties of Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, De Soto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota. This Was Provided so That Local and State Governments Would Have Plenty of Time, Money, and Flexibility to Get Ready for The Storm.
The Hurricane Is Anticipated to Pass Across Florida Before Moving on To Georgia and South Carolina, Where Tropical Storm Warnings Have Already Been Issued.