Tropical Storm to Hit East Coast Bringing ‘Life-Threatening Storm Surge’ and Flooding

Miami, FL – Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to make travel difficult this week across a large swath of Florida and significant portions of the east coast.

The National Hurricane Center is warning of “life-threatening storm surge” along portions of the west coast of Florida on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.


Elsa is expected to bring sustained winds of more than 60 mph and heavy rainfall with possible flash flooding.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the following counties: DeSoto, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, Pasco and Sarasota.

By mid to late week, Elsa will move across southeastern portions of Georgia, as well as coastal South and North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

If navigating through these areas, truckers and motorists are urged to do so with extreme caution.

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