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Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast

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Miami (AFP) – Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, lashing the Gulf Coast of the southern US state with strong winds and heavy rain, the National Hurricane Center said. The NHC said the center of the storm, which was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane overnight, was making landfall in Taylor County along the Gulf Coast of northern Florida. Elsa was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour), and was expected to weaken as it moved further inland on a northern trajectory. Tampa airport suspended commercial flights from Tuesday into We…

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