Tropical cyclone Elsa was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane on the morning of Friday, July 2, as it hit Barbados with sustained winds of 74 mph, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Ben Davies shared videos of the storm from his balcony at the Courtyard Marriott in Bridgetown on Friday morning.
“Just when I thought I’d be able to go to the beach,” he wrote on Twitter.
A hurricane warning was in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The storm was expected to continue on a west-northwest path over the Caribbean. Credit: Ben Davies via Storyful