Update 2021-07-08: Sewage Spills: Valdosta, GA, Starke, FL 2021-07-08.
Elsa has downgraded to Tropical Storm again, and is late for landfall.
As of 8 AM this morning Elsa is 35 miles west of Cedar Key, according to the National Hurricane Center. Pretty much everything in Cedar Key is closed today.
The storm track has moved slightly west. “On the forecast track, Elsa will make landfall along the north Florida Gulf coast by late this morning or this afternoon.” Late morning would be high tide, making storm surge worse.
Elsa is still predicted to move north up the Suwannee River Valley, where county offices are closed today all the way up into Georgia. Then over the Okefenokee Swamp Thursday, on up the Georgia coast, but now somewhat inland, with tropical storm warnings most of the way, and storm surge warnings for the Georgia coast through Charleston, S.C. And on up the eastern seaboard, inland until Virginia, onwards to the Canadian Maritimes by Saturday.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
- West coast of Florida from the Middle of Longboat Key to the Aucilla River, including Tampa Bay
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
- West coast of Florida from Chassahowitzka to the Steinhatchee River
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
- West coast of Florida from south of Chassahowitzka to the Middle of Longboat Key
- West coast of Florida north of the Steinhatchee River to Ochlockonee River
- Mouth of St. Marys River, Georgia to Little River Inlet, South Carolina
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
- North of Little River Inlet, South Carolina to Chincoteague, Virginia
- Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
Interests elsewhere in the Carolinas, the mid-Atlantic coast, southeastern New England, and the Canadian Maritimes should monitor the progress of Elsa.
Tornadoes are possible along the coast and inland. Continue reading