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Elsa weakens to tropical storm, approaching Florida’s west coast

When will Elsa make landfall?

As of 5 a.m., Tropical Storm Elsa is currently traveling north “almost parallel” to Florida’s west coast, and that general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The storm is expected to turn toward the north-northeast in the late afternoon or evening.

“On the forecast track, Elsa will move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida this morning, then make landfall along the north Florida Gulf coast by late this morning or this afternoon,” according to the NHC. “The storm should then move across

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At least 1 dead, multiple injured as storm whips north Florida, pushing toward Georgia and the Carolinas

Winds from Elsa caused a tree to fall on two cars during an afternoon commute in Jacksonville, Florida, killing one person, according to Capt. Eric Prosswimmer with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. A possible tornado touched down in the city Wednesday evening, according to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

In Georgia, there were reports of multiple injuries and damage after a suspected tornado touched down at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, about 40 miles north of Jacksonville. The possible tornado touched down around 5:50 p.m. ET, according to the base. Many of the inured were taken to local hospitals
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