The National Hurricane Center said early this morning Tropical Storm Elsa’s center had moved into southern South Carolina. Residents may experience excessive rainfall and possible flash flooding.
Elsa seemed to spare Florida from significant damage, though it still threatened flooding downpours and caused several tornado warnings. The coasts of Georgia and South Carolina were under a tropical storm warning. Forecasters predicted Elsa would remain a tropical storm into tomorrow and issued a tropical storm watch from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
Scattered power outages were being reported along Elsa’s path last night, with about 35,000 homes and businesses on either side of the Georgia-Florida state line without electricity.
The storm is being blamed on a fatality in Jacksonville, Florida, and a tornado that hit Kings Bay naval base on the Georgia coast leaving multiple injuries.