Tropical Storm Elsa: July 1, 2021 at 3 PM

Date:               7/1/2021          3:00 PM


Tropical Storm Elsa Update

John Knox Village is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa which is located about 600 miles east/southeast of the Windward Islands. Elsa is moving rapidly west/northwest at 28 mph with maximum sustained winds currently at 45 mph.

The National Hurricane Center is estimating the most likely arrival of tropical storm-force winds for our area to be as early as Monday morning, July 5. If you haven’t done so, it is a good idea to assemble your hurricane supply kit in preparation for severe weather:


A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Pet Food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery



Community Updates

Don’t miss celebrating America, The 4th of July Show which will be both live and recorded on July 4 from the Barker Center Auditorium.


Trash will be picked up on Monday, July 5.