Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Elsa as it barrels toward Cuba
Residents on Florida’s west coast are bracing for a smackdown from Tropical Storm Elsa as it headed for landfall in Cuba on Monday after battering a string of islands across the Caribbean.
The National Hurricane Center extended its tropical-storm warnings and watches north along the Sunshine State’s western edge Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis has already declared a state of emergency in 15 counties, including Miami-Dade, the site of last month’s condo-building collapse.
A storm-surge watch was in effect from Bonita Springs about 15 miles north of Naples to Ochlockonee Bay in the Florida...