Elsa Strengthens Into a Hurricane
Miami, Fl (treasurecoast.com) – Storm Elsa strengthened into a hurricane on Friday, and warnings were issued for the eastern islands of the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said.
As of 7:45 a.m. Eastern time, the hurricane, with sustained winds of nearly 75 miles per hour, was 20 miles west-southwest of Barbados and moving west-northwest at 28 m.p.h.
A hurricane warning was in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A hurricane watch, in which hurricane conditions are possible but are not expected, was in effect for parts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Elsa could also affect the Florida Keys and other parts of Florida early next week, the center said.
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