Hurricane Elsa: Tropical Storm Elsa soaks NYC as it races up East Coast | World News – News Vibe24

    Hurricane Elsa: Tropical Storm Elsa soaks NYC as it races up East Coast | World News - Times of India
    ALBANIA, New York: Hurricane Elsa hit the New York area with torrential rains and strong winds as it overturned on the East Coast on Friday.
    The maximum strong wind from the storm reached 50 mph (85 km / h) as it moved through New York and Long Island, according to the National Hurricane Center.
    Wind speeds had dropped from overnight readings to 78 mph (126 km / h) off the coast of New Jersey, which appeared to be “related to nearby tornadoes”.
    Heavy rains posed potential traffic hazards in New York and the surrounding suburbs, which had already been shelled by a flood on Thursday that flooded streets and at least one subway station. Up to 6 inches (15 cm) of rain was possible in some areas on Friday.
    The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
    The system was already blamed for a death in Florida on Wednesday. Elsa also caused a catastrophic tornado in Georgia.
    A tornado warning was issued Friday morning in parts of the East Coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Forecasts indicated that Elsa was moving northeast at 31 miles per hour (50 km / h).
    The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Individual sets up to 6 inches (15 cm) were possible. There was a risk of significant overturning and flooding.
    The tropical storm was expected to cross the northeast by afternoon and move over Atlantic Canada overnight and Saturday. No significant change in strength was expected during the day and Elsa is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday night.
    On Wednesday, nine people were injured in Georgia’s coastal county of Camden when a tornado struck a campsite for active-duty members and military retirees. Eight of those injured had to be taken to hospitals, said Kings Bay Naval submarine spokesman Chris Tucker.
    The EF-2 tornado turned over several RVs, throwing one of the overturned vehicles about 200 feet (61 meters) into a lake, the National Weather Service said in a preliminary report early Thursday after officials checked the damage.
    Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, said one person was killed Wednesday when a tree fell and hit two cars. A spokesman for the Atlantic Naval Bureau said Thursday that a sailor assigned to Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron 16 in Jacksonville had been killed.
    In South Carolina, a crew at Savannah Coast Guard Harbor Station rescued a family who went missing Wednesday on Otter Island after their boat was swept off the beach. The team was taken to hospital in good health, a Coast Guard press release said.
    The National Weather Service in Morehead City, North Carolina, wrote on Twitter that a tornado was spotted near Fairfield on Thursday afternoon.
    Scattered power outages were reported along the Elsa route on Friday morning, with about 24,000 homes and businesses without electricity from Delaware to Massachusetts, according to poweroutages.us.
    Elsa is the first fifth storm to be recorded, said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami.

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