NewsHurricane Elsa leaves 3 dead, heads toward Cuba, Florida

Hurricane Elsa leaves 3 dead, heads toward Cuba, Florida

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Port- au- Prince, Haiti: Three persons were killed in Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday as Tropical Storm Elsa brought down trees and blew off houses.

The hurricane, which was formerly a Category 1 storm, has weakened and is now headed for Cuba and Florida.

According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, one death was confirmed on St. Lucia, and two deaths were reported in the Dominican Republic, according to the Emergency Operations Center.

When Elsa hit the Caribbean islands, it was still a hurricane, and Barbados was among the hardest hit.

Stunning satellite imagery showing the fury of hurricane Elsa.

More than 1,100 people reported damage to their homes, with 62 dwellings collapsing.

According to the Associated Press, schools and government offices were also destroyed, and hundreds were without electricity on Saturday.

“This is a hurricane that has hit us for the first time in 66 years,” Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Saturday, according to the AP. “There is no doubt this is urgent.”

Authorities in Haiti utilized social media to warn the public about the storm, asking residents who live near water or mountainsides to flee. There have been reports of downed trees in the area.

The storm was about 280 kilometers east-southeast of Montego Bay, Jamaica, late Saturday, and was moving west-northwest at 28 kph with maximum sustained winds of 100 kph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Elsa is expected to hit Cuba next, followed by Florida.

According to the National Hurricane Center, it will hit the west coast of Florida as a tropical storm by Tuesday morning.

Other forecasts, on the other hand, show the storm going towards the Gulf of Mexico or up the Atlantic Coast.

This report drew on data from the Associated Press and Reuters. Cover image courtesy of Jeff Berkes via Twitter.

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