July 25, 2021

Tropical storm Elsa causes landslides in Florida

Elsa Cut the whole thing Cuba Monday brings heavy winds, torrential rains, floods, power outages and some property damage. Cuba evacuated 180,000 people on Sunday before the storm; In the capital, Havana, government buses transported a ship carrying passengers from difficult buildings to shelters. But still Elsa was weak Moving across the island on Monday and passing 20 miles east of Havana, the capital was mostly quiet on Tuesday.

Elsa has been blamed for killing at least three people elsewhere in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Announced A death Saturday in the Safrier, St. Lucia. In the Dominican Republic, a 15-year-old and a 75-year-old woman died in separate episodes on Saturday when the walls of one of the country’s most severe emergency operations centers collapsed. Said in a statement.

And at least one boat capsized in the storm. On Monday night, a ship carrying 22 people from Cuba capsized about 26 miles southeast of Key West, the Coast Guard said. Report On Wednesday, 13 people were rescued and nine are still missing.

“These efforts are dangerous and often lead to loss of life during tropical storms.” Said CMDR Jacob Macmillan of the Coast Guard. “The seas are unpredictable and unforgivable.”

Elsa is the fifth hurricane named after the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The first, Ana, formed on May 23, creating a named storm in the Atlantic just before the official start of the season on June 1 this year.

Last month, tropical storm Glade brought heavy rains, winds and hurricanes to several states in the southern U.S., destroying dozens of homes. It 14 were blamed for the deaths – 10 of them children – when moving from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast. Claudette was closely followed by another tropical storm, Danny Landslide on South Carolina Before scattering over Georgia in late June.