Tropical Storm Elsa

Tropical Storm Elsa traversed the U.S. Atlantic Coast after making landfall in Florida.

After making landfall Wednesday morning near Steinhatchee, Fla., Tropical Storm Elsa has tracked nearly the entire length of the U.S. East Coast while maintaining most of its strength.

Although heavy rainfall has been experienced in impacted areas, there have not been widespread reports of structural flooding. At this time, tornadic/high wind activity appears to be a larger catalyst for property damage.

Approximate locations reportedly sustaining structural damage:



  • Northwest Gainesville (Alachua County, 32606)


  • Columbia/Lake City (Columbia County, 32024)
    *Home damage reported near SR 47 and Raven Lane
  • Southside Jacksonville (32216, 32217)
    *Reported home damage:
    4300 Argentine Drive West
    4332 Habana Avenue
    7500 Powers Avenue (Pinebrook Apartments)
    4572 Praver Drive North
    6150 Richard Street

Tornado/High Winds

  • Springfield (Effingham County, 31329)
    *Concentrated home damage reported in Eagle Point subdivision
  • St. Mary’s/Kings Bay (Camden County, 31558)
    *Concentrated home damage reported in Eagle Hammock RV Park
South Carolina

Tornado/High Winds

  • Edisto Island (Charleston, Colleton Counties, 29438)
  • Port Royal (Beaufort County, 29935)

According to the latest forecast, Elsa is expected to clear the U.S. mainland by Friday evening.

media coverage

AccuWeather: Elsa pushes up East Coast causing flooding, high winds
News 4 JAX: Damage reports roll in after tornado touches down in Jacksonville
The Weather Channel:
Elsa Racing Through the Northeast After Making Landfall In Florida, Tracking Through Southeast
Tropical Storm Elsa Makes Landfall in Florida; Watches Extended to New Jersey
WJCL ABC 22: Rebuilding begins after Tropical Storm Elsa, tornadoes tear through Georgia, South Carolina

declaration activity

7/4/21 (Amended 7/7/21)
FEMA Emergency Declaration Florida Tropical Storm Elsa (EM-3561 Amendment 1)
FEMA Emergency Declaration Florida Tropical Storm Elsa
Associated County ZIP Code List (Master)

7/3/21 (Amended 7/5, 7/6/21)
The State of Florida Issues Tropical Storm Elsa Updates
Associated County ZIP Code List
Governor DeSantis Issues an Executive Order Regarding Tropical Storm Elsa (7/5/21)
Original Announcement (7/3/21)

Gov. Kemp Issues State of Emergency for Hurricane Elsa
Associated County ZIP Code List

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