Tropical Storm Elsa, Advisory #6
July 6, 2021, 8:00 AM
As of 8:00 AM this morning, Tropical Storm Elsa was located 55 miles west of Key West and moving north-northwest at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Elsa is forecasted to parallel Florida’s west coast today before making landfall in Florida’s Big Bend area later tonight or early tomorrow. Elsa’s sustained winds may approach hurricane strength before making landfall. Locally, we can expect breezy conditions later today with possible heavy rain squalls and sustained winds of 15-20 mph. Heavier wind gusts of 40-50 mph are also possible and we can expect breezy conditions into early Wednesday.
This will be the final advisory from the City of Fort Pierce, however, residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources and have plans in place for a potential impact to our area.
We are committed to keeping our residents safe and informed - all public notices will be provided on the city’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com, social media channels and Fort Pierce TV Channel 27. For latest updates, subscribe to the City's Alert Center. Visit: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx
Residents are also urged to sign up for St. Lucie County's Alert St. Lucie
program to get emergency notifications sent directly to their phone, email or text: www.stlucieco.gov/Alert
Now is not the time to do major yard work and we are asking residents to please refrain from cutting down vegetation or doing major projects until the storm passes. Residents should not place any additional debris at the curb.
Residents and businesses should use this time to prepare. If you do not have an emergency plan, visit: http://floridadisaster.org/getaplan/
or visit: Hurricane Preparedness | Fort Pierce, FL - Official Website (cityoffortpierce.com)
Available 24/7, 211 Helpline connects residents to resources for food, mental health, legal support, and more. The service is free and confidential.