“Floridians in coastal counties from Pinellas to Dixie are under a hurricane warning,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has warned, calling on citizens to prepare for a natural disaster.
DeSantis said that they should make sure that the meteorological alarms are working and make sure they have seven days of food and water as well as follow the orders of the authorities.
Tropical storm Elsa, which has already passed through Cuba and the Florida Keys, strengthened on Tuesday and is about to become a hurricane again before hitting the Northwest Coast of Florida, which is under alert. This was reported by the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The NHC indicated in its 8:00 p.m. Miami bulletin that Elsa was about 150 miles (245 km) south-southwest of Tampa, in the central part of Florida’s western coast.
Meteorologists, EFE reported, expect Elsa to become a Category 1 hurricane again before making landfall and weakening once it hits the West Coast and begins to move inland.