July 25, 2021

Potential Implications for South Florida

Video above: The latest forecast for WPBF 25 News Tropical Storm Elsa formed east of the Windward Islands early Thursday morning, with vulnerabilities expected in South Florida next week. As of 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said winds of up to 45 mph were blowing about 410 miles southeast of Elsa Barbados. It is moving west at a speed of 29 mph. South Florida is in a state of uncertainty. Be prepared: Check out the all-new, interactive hurricane survival guide National Hurricane Center Elsa says it will pass over or near the Windward Islands or parts of the southern Leeward Islands on Friday, and will move southward into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday and end near Hispaniola beach. By early Sunday morning, Elsa is forecast to move closer to Jamaica and parts of eastern Cuba. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, Martinique, Saint Lucy, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical storm monitoring is in progress from the southern border of the Dominican Republic to Le Mol le St. Nicholas to the southern and western coasts of Grenada and its allies, Haiti. Some further strengthening is predicted over the next 48 hours. Authorities at the site are developing plans in the event that will affect rescue efforts. Miami-Tate County Mayor Daniel Kawa said resources have been added to the operation due to factors such as tropical operations approaching the area and changing their recovery plans. Officials with the Florida Emergency Management Agency for Hurricane Season 2021 say there are plans for state teams to respond to storm-damaged areas, while the landslide site will not lose the resources it needs. The growing story and information will be updated when available.

Video above: Latest forecast from WPBF 25 news

Tropical storm Elsa formed east of the Windward Islands early Thursday morning, with potentially severe damage in southern Florida next week.

As of 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said winds of up to 45 mph were blowing about 410 miles southeast of Elsa Barbados. It is moving west at a speed of 29 mph.

South Florida is in a state of uncertainty.

Be prepared: Check out the all-new, interactive hurricane survival guide

The National Hurricane Center says Elsa will pass near or near the Windward Islands or parts of the South Leeward Islands on Friday and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea late Friday and move near the southern coast of Hispaniola on Saturday. By early Sunday morning, Elsa is forecast to move closer to Jamaica and parts of eastern Cuba.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, Martinique, Saint Lucy, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

A tropical storm monitoring is in progress from the southern border of the Dominican Republic to Le Mol le St. Nicholas to the southern and western coasts of Grenada and its allies, Haiti.

Some further strengthening is predicted over the next 48 hours.

Officers Surface Make recovery efforts plans in the event of a weather impact.

Miami-Tate County Mayor Daniel Kawa said resources have been added to the operation as tropical activities have the potential to approach the area and change their recovery plans.

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Florida Emergency Management officials at Surface said the state team has plans to respond to storm-damaged areas, while the landslide site will not lose the resources it needs.

It will be updated as the developing story and information become available.