One Person Killed as Tropical Storm Elsa Moves to Northeast

Elsa is moving at 18 miles per hour with wind speeds of 40 miles per hour.

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Tropical Storm Elsa continues to move after making landfall in Florida.
By: BNC Digital Staff

July 8, 2021 
Tropical Storm Elsa is moving north and caused significant damage near the Georgia-Florida border, CNN reported. 

One person was killed in Jacksonville, Florida, when a tree fell on cars. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced a possible tornado touched down in the city on Wednesday.  

In Georgia, a tornado touched down in Camden County. A suspected tornado affected the area near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, where numerous people were injured.  

The Tropical Storm is now heading to the northeast, where it is likely to affect areas all the way up to New England. 

July 7, 2021

Elsa was downgraded to a tropical storm and made landfall in Florida as residents in the state brace for high winds, flooding and storm surges. No fatalities have been confirmed.

July 6, 2021

Airlines have waved some fees as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches Florida. The winds are at 60 miles per hour, moving to the north-northwest at 12 miles per hour. Residents and officials in Tampa are making preparations, including giving away sandbags to families.

On Wednesday evening, Elsa became a Category 1 hurricane storm near Florida’s Gulf Coast. The region of southern Florida was under a tornado watch, and emergency evacuation orders were put in place for many residents, according to CBS News. 

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July 5, 2021

Tampa, Florida, is currently under a tropical storm watch as Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to hit the area early Tuesday or Wednesday. BNC’s chief meteorologist Kevan Smith said that Tampa is also under a storm surge watch.  

Elsa is expected to move across Cuba on Monday, before going over Key West on Tuesday. Key West is currently under a tropical storm warning.  

President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Florida on Monday, freeing up federal emergency funds that will be used to assist state and local responses to impacted areas in the state.

This is a developing story.