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Weather Alert-Florida, Georgia, Carolinas

The Situation:

According to the National Hurricane Center update at 11 am Monday morning, Tropical Storm Elsa is moving over Cuba Monday and heading towards the Florida Keys. The storm held the status of a category 1 hurricane briefly over the weekend, before downgrading to a Tropical Storm. Tropical storm conditions are expected Monday night through Tuesday night in Florida, coastal Georgia into Wednesday and up into the Carolinas Wednesday into Thursday. Heavy rainfall, gusty winds and storm surge along coasts is possible.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to flooding along streams, rivers and road ways

  • Storm surge along coasts

  • Damaging wind gusts

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Delayed or rerouted traffic

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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