Elsa eyes TLC

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Hurricane Elsa is on its way to the Tabor-Loris Community, expected to “weaken to a weak tropical storm by the time it reaches the Carolinas,” the National Weather Service reported in a Wednesday morning update.

     Elsa’s impacts will be felt locally later today with heavy rain that may produce isolated flash and urban flooding tonight through Thursday.

     Isolated tornadoes are also possible.

     A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties, and coastal marine waters from Little River Inlet to the South Santee River.

     A Tropical Storm Watch for Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties does not include Columbus.

     “Even if your area is not under watches or warnings, you still may experience impacts, including flooding rainfall and isolated tornadoes Wednesday night through Thursday evening,” the NWS update said.

     Updates will be posed here if events warrant, with a recap in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.