Hurricane Elsa causes strong winds in Cuba

Tropical Storm Elsa, which turned into category one of Hurricane, on Sunday hit the part of eastern Cuba, thrashing palms with solid winds and bringing a uniform cloudburst along with regions of the southern coast of Caribbean island's.

Cuba: Tropical Storm Elsa, which turned into category one of Hurricane, on Sunday hit the part of eastern Cuba, thrashing palms with solid winds and bringing a uniform cloudburst along with regions of the southern coast of Caribbean island’s.

According to the US NHC – National Hurricane Center report, the maximum winds were nearly around 60 miles per hour, 95 km per hour with higher blows. A hurricane is determined as having winds of at least 75 mph -121 kph.

The local forecasters of the island are warning of heavy rain for days, with the most acute in central and conceivably in western Cuba.

As per the provincial forecasting reports, more than 100,000 individuals have been evacuated amid the storm. Some of the evacuated citizens are residing at the homes of their family members or friends, while others have been taken to the government shelters.

Officials of NHC further stated, “Hurricane Elsa’s centre was near eastern Cuba. It was about 15 miles(20 km) west of Cabo Cruz at 5 pm ET (2100 GMT) and going northwest. The storm would bring 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 cm) of rain to Cuba, with some spots getting up to 15 inches (38 cm).”

As per the forecast, hurricane Elsa would address central Cuba late on Sunday and early Monday before going toward the Florida Straits on Monday and moving near the Florida Keys on early Tuesday. Tornadoes are also expected to arrive across southern Florida on Monday afternoon, and on Tuesday, as per the alert given by the NHC.

The approaching storm has made Florida officials to undertake work to demolish the remaining portion of a condo building that collapsed 11 days ago, killing at least 24, with more than 120 people missing.

According to an initial assessment, authorities in Haiti, where the storm has severely affected the agriculture sector, warned of a risk of floods and landslides. In contrast, in the capital city of Jamaica – Kingstonsome roads were flooded.