According to the National Hurricane Center update at 5 am Friday morning, Tropical Storm Elsa is currently projected to affect portions of the Windward and Leeward islands late Friday morning before moving over southern portions of Hispaniola. Outer rain bands from the storm expected to affect Puerto Rico late Friday into Saturday and southern Hispaniola and Jamaica Saturday into Sunday. Possible flooding and landslide risks in these areas.
There is a very probable storm surge, wind and rain risk to the Florida Keys by early next week, though this storm’s exact path is very uncertain due to its interaction with the Greater Antilles this weekend. An update will be provided.
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico – Mable Miao, Miranda Almy
St. Thomas, Jamaica – Bri Thompson
Jacksonville, FL - Ana Ciro, Julian Goldner, Helena Walsh, Emma-Katherine Bowers, Grace Berry, Brandon Torng
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
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