Sandbags Distributed as Tropical Storm Elsa Approaches Florida

Sandbags were distributed in Westchase, Florida, and at other locations on July 5 as Hillsborough County declared a state of local emergency in response to Tropical Storm Elsa’a approach.

The National Hurricane Center said that “storm conditions” were expected in southwestern Florida on the night of July 5 and through to July 6.

Florida Gov Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 15 counties, including Hillsborough, on July 3, saying: “All Floridians in the potential path of this storm need to prepare for the risk of isolated tornadoes, storm surge, heavy rainfall and flash flooding.” Credit: Chad Chronister via Storyful

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