Elsa continues to approach Cuba to evacuate 70,000 people | Weather News


The tropical storm warning is effective for parts of Cuba and Jamaica, as well as for areas in Florida, the United States.

Out of concern, Cuba has evacuated 70,000 people in the southern part of the island Tropical Storm Elsa After the storm, 3 people were killed in the Caribbean, which could cause severe flooding.

The tropical storm warning is in force for several provinces in Cuba, including Havana, Jamaica, the Florida Keys and the southwest coast of Florida, and is headquartered in Miami’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) Say On Sunday morning.

The Cuban government has opened shelters and taken action to protect sugar cane and cocoa crops before the storm. Most of the evacuated people went to relatives’ homes, while about 23,000 people took refuge in government facilities.

The NHC stated at 11 am (15:00 GMT) on Sunday that the maximum wind speed of the storm is 95 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour), but as it approaches the south-central coast of Cuba, these wind speeds may be Enhanced during the day and Sunday night.

“However, it is expected that Elsa will gradually weaken as it crosses Cuba on Monday. After Elsa appears in the Florida Strait and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, there may be some slight strengthening,” the agency said.

On July 3, in an area on the north coast of Sandy Bay in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, after Elsa passed by, volcanic ash and dirt filled the road [Robertson S Henry/Reuters]

Elsa has been a Category 1 hurricane until Saturday morning and Friday caused extensive damage to several islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. This is the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, the storm caused one death in Saint Lucia.

At the same time, according to a statement from the Emergency Operations Center, a 15-year-old boy and a 75-year-old woman died in different incidents in the Dominican Republic on Saturday after the wall collapsed.

Barbados is also one of the worst-hit areas, with more than 1,100 people reporting damage to their houses, 62 of which completely collapsed because the government promised to find and fund temporary housing to avoid people gathering in shelters during the pandemic.

According to reports, Haiti also has fallen trees. Due to extensive erosion and deforestation, Haiti is particularly vulnerable to floods and landslides.

At 11 am on Sunday (15:00 GMT), the center of the storm is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica.

Elsa is expected to bring up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) of rainfall to Jamaica, with rainfall reaching 38 centimeters (15 inches) in some areas, and up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) in parts of Cuba. Storm surge.

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