Friday morning, July 2, 2021, Tropical Storm Elsa strengthened significantly to become the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2021 season.
The National Hurricane Center said at 2 p.m. EST, Elsa has sustained winds of 85 mph, with gusts up to 90 mph, as the Category 1 storm raced west-northwest at 29 miles per hour, about 95 miles west-northwest of St. Vincent.
When is Hurricane Elsa Going to Hit Florida?
Currently, Elsa’s impact on Florida is expected to start as early as Sunday night, with Miami-Dade County facing the risk of heavy rainfall and strong winds that night and into Monday morning.
Early next week, the Florida Keys and portions of the southern Florida Peninsula face a risk of storm surge, wind and heavy rainfall, the hurricane center warns.
What Can I Do to Prepare for Hurricane Elsa Making Landfall in Florida?
With the first hurricane of the season underway, now is a great time to take a few simple hurricane preparedness steps to help keep you and your family safe.
- Learning the difference between weather outlooks, advisories, watches, and warnings
- Reviewing your insurance policy
- Creating a plan for hurricanes that are 36 hours or less from landfall
- Preparing your home and/or business for the storm’s potential arrival
- Learning what to do during and after a hurricane to remain safe
If your home or business suffers damage during this or any hurricane, contact our skilled Florida insurance claims attorneys at The Morgan Law Group by calling (866) 590-6373 today to discuss our proven legal strategies for getting what you deserve from the insurance company.