If you're in Florida right now like we are, chances are you are a tad worried about Elsa.
Elsa strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season today as it battered the eastern Caribbean, where officials closed schools, businesses and airports, and it appears to be headed for Florida or the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The center of the hurricane has sustained winds of 75 miles per hour currently.
Heavy rains and winds lashed Barbados as the Category 1 storm headed for islands including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which are struggling to recover from recent massive volcanic eruptions.
Elsa could also affect the Florida Keys and other parts of Florida early next week, the center said. The storm was being watched closely in South Florida, where it could potentially complicate rescue work at the Surf Side building collapse in Miami.
Throughout the day we have seen updates from officials telling us that they will continue efforts to rescue and recover people from the rubble of the collapse during the hurricane if it does in fact land in the area. Governor Ron Desantis has also mentioned that the crews on site are quite capable of managing multiple disasters at once.
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