Monitoring: Tropical Storm Elsa

We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa and prepared to respond as needed.

Elsa is bringing heavy rain, strong winds gusts, storm surge and isolated tornadoes to Florida through Wednesday. Elsa will then spread some of its impacts up the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts into late week.

Bands of heavy rain and gusty winds continue to spread into South Florida. These rain bands could also produce isolated tornadoes at times. Wind gusts to 70 mph have been clocked amid the heavy rain in Key West. Tropical-storm-force winds (39+ mph) are impacting a small area over the southwest Gulf and lower Florida Keys. A tropical storm warning is in effect for a swath of the Georgia coast up into South Carolina, where significant flooding is predicted. Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded a state of emergency Monday to cover more than 25 counties. President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for the state ahead of the storm.

Heart to Heart International teams are watching the storm track and are in contact with partners on the ground, prepared to respond with medical and humanitarian aid as needed.

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