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Florida Braces For Tropical Storm Elsa, Landfall Expected Late Morning

• Zero Hedge

Tropical Storm Elsa has been teetering between a tropical storm and hurricane strength for the last 24 or so hours. As of 0500 ET, Elsa had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and moved north at 14 mph along Florida's west coast. 

By late Wednesday morning or early afternoon, Elsa is expected to make landfall around Florida's Big Bend region. 

The storm weakened overnight after becoming a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday. At least 13 million people are under a tropical storm warning across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Tuesday to include 33 counties.