Tropical Storm Elsa
Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to bring heavy rain across North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic by Thursday night. NOAA / -


  • Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to push toward North Carolina on Thursday
  • A suspected tornado injured multiple people at a Navy submarine base
  • Elsa’s strong winds downed a tree in Jacksonville, Florida, killing one person

About 10 people were injured Wednesday after a suspected tornado hit a submarine base as Tropical Storm Elsa moved across southeastern Georgia.

The National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) latest update projected that Elsa will continue to move across southeast Georgia on Wednesday night before barrelling toward North Carolina on Thursday.

Elsa has since weakened after regaining hurricane strength earlier Wednesday but is expected to continue to bring heavy rainfall in southeastern Georgia before it moves northeast.

On Wednesday evening, new warnings were set in place for the following North Carolina and Mid-Atlantic states:

  • Tropical Storm Warning
  • Delaware Bay south of Slaughter Beach
  • Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
  • Tidal Potomac on the southern part of Cobb Island
  • New Jersey
  • South Carolina to Great Egg Inlet
  • Little River Inlet
  • Tropical Storm Watch
  • Long Island from East Rockaway Inlet
  • Port Jefferson Harbor eastward of north shore
  • North of Great Egg Inlet
  • New Haven, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Cape Cod in Massachusetts
  • Connecticut to Sagamore Beach
  • New Jersey to Sandy Hook

As of 11 pm EDT, Elsa was at about 125km northwest of Brunswick, Georgia, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

A suspected tornado that touched down at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay injured at least 10 people, officials said.

CBS affiliate WRDW-TV reported that among the properties damaged by the tornado were an RV park and a family camp site.

Naval Base contractor Sergio Rodriguez told the outlet that trailers “flipped over” and people who walked around after the tornado hit looked “confused, disheveled, and just battered from flipping over in their trailers.”

In Jacksonville, Florida, a tree fell killing one person, as Elsa produced gusty winds and heavy rain along the Atlantic coast, the Associated Press reported.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a media briefing earlier Wednesday that there were no structural damages linked to Elsa yet.

The NHC has warned of potential urban flooding throughout Thursday and Friday.

Tropical storm Elsa hits Cuba with drenching rain and strong wind as it makes its way north toward the Florida Keys.
Tropical storm Elsa hits Cuba with drenching rain and strong wind as it makes its way north toward the Florida Keys. CUBAN TV