Hundreds of National Guardsmen are on standby in Florida in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa as Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) urges Floridians to remain vigilant as the storm approaches the Sunshine State.
Speaking from the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee Tuesday morning, the governor discussed the storm and its suspected impact on the Sunshine State as it inches closer to the west coast. About 200 to 250 National Guardsmen are reportedly on standby.
“It will track parallel to the West Coast of Florida today, with strong wind gusts and heavy rain, along with the potential for isolated tornadoes,” DeSantis said, emphasizing the importance of looking beyond the cone of uncertainty, as most of the rain will occur in areas east of the center of Elsa.
“It’s important that Floridians don’t focus on the cone. Impacts are expected well outside that area,” he explained, adding, “Most of