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Tropical Update: Elsa becomes first hurricane of 2021 season

Here is everything you need to know about what is going on in the Atlantic during Hurricane Season.

Elsa is now the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic season. Winds are at 75 MPH moving west-northwest at 28 MPH. Barbados and the rest of the Antilles Islands are bracing for hurricane force winds and strong storm surge.

Elsa is now the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic season. Winds are at 75 MPH moving west-northwest at 28 MPH....

Posted by Ryan Shoptaugh 3News Meteorologist on Friday, July 2, 2021

The 3News Hurricane Special, featured in the above video, is a great way to start preparing for possible storms that come our way.

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