FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
1. As Elsa moves across the western and northern Florida Peninsula
today, heavy rainfall may result in considerable flash, urban, and
isolated moderate river flooding. Heavy rainfall across southeast
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and southeastern Virginia
may result in isolated flash and urban flooding, with considerable
flash and urban flooding possible across coastal Georgia and the
Lowcountry of South Carolina. Heavy rainfall across the Northeast
and New England Thursday and Friday could lead to isolated flash and
2. There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge along portions
of the west coast of Florida today, and a Storm Surge Warning is in
effect for that area.
3. Hurricane conditions are possible during the next several
hours along a portion of the west coast of Florida, where a
Hurricane Warning is in effect. Tropical storm conditions are
occurring across portions of the western Florida peninsula and will
continue to spread northward along the west coast of the state
within the warning area through today.
4. Although the center of Elsa is expected to remain inland of the
coastline from Georgia through the Carolinas during the next day
or two, tropical storm conditions are expected along much of the
coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. Tropical storm conditions
are also possible along the coast of the mid-Atlantic state by
Thursday night or Friday.
NBC NEWS TRACKS ELSA...now forecast to be a hurricane up the coast and to weaken just before landfall
11 PM forecast update on the path and strength of ELSA
Live (earlier Tuesday) video from the storm passing over the Florida Keys
Helicopter and other video shows massive damage from Hurricane Iota
VIDEO OF FLOODING AND SURVIVAL IN EL SALVADOR
New video from Nicaragua
HURRICANE MOVES INTO NICARAGUA, RANDOMIZED LIVE COVERAGE FROM NICARAGUA
DAMAGE IN NICARAGUA AND COLUMBIA FROM HURRICANE IOTA
HONDURAS VIDEO COVERAGE
scenes from Guatemala, the aftermath of storm ETA
Hurricane coverage from European television, France 24
THIS VIDEO IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU SHOULDN'T TRY DRIVING THROUGH HURRICANE STORM SURGE: YOU CAN DIE OR COME CLOSE TO IT.
LIVE FISH SWIMMING IN THE ROAD? YES
Massive waves and storm surge from the hurricane
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TYPICALLY, MORE PEOPLE ARE INJURED DURING THIS PHASE OF A DISASTER THAN ANY OTHER. When people return to houses and businesses, there is still great danger from falling tree limbs, collapsing structures and the hundreds of possible injuries from reconstruction. ESN News will provide additional coverage to local media whenever possible.