Gov. DeSantis warns Florida Gulf Coast to brace for storm surge, rain from Tropical Storm Elsa
July 6, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis is warning residents along the Gulf Coast that the time to prepare for Elsa is now, with forecasters warning it could strengthen as it moves closer to land.
Florida emergency officials are bracing for storm surge, heavy rains, flash flooding, and damaging winds – including isolated tornadoes – as Elsa begins to move north along the Florida peninsula and Gulf Coast.
At 8 a.m., Elsa was 55 miles west of Key West, moving north, northwest at 12 miles per hour, and packing wind of more than 60 miles an hour.
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