Elsa, the first hurricane of the 2021 season 0:59
Hurricane Elsa strengthened significantly Friday morning, becoming the first hurricane of the 2021 season.
It is the third storm of the season to threaten the US coastline, potentially closing in on the Florida peninsula next week, including around the site of the deadly condo collapse in Surfside.
Elsa has sustained winds of 136 km / h, with gusts of up to 169 km / h, the National Hurricane Center said.
At 5 pm.
ET, the Category 1 storm was running west at 30 miles per hour, about 180 miles west-northwest of San Vicente.
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A hurricane warning is in effect for the southern part of Haiti from Port-au-Prince to the southern border with the Dominican Republic, the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from Punta Palenque to the border with Haiti and Jamaica.
A hurricane watch was issued for several eastern Cuban provinces.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique as the storm recedes from the islands this afternoon, as well as Jamaica, the southern coast of the Dominican Republic east of Punta Palenque to Cape Engano and the coast of Haiti north of Port-au-Prince.