USA news live: Tropical storm Elsa kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base – Times of India

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Vaccinated individuals may want to exercise discretion and wear masks based on their own level of risk tolerance in certain circumstances, such as indoor crowds

Fauci

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US CDC director Walensky

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It is in everyone’s interest that nuclear powers talk to one another directly about reducing nuclear dangers and avoiding miscalculation. Until China sits down with the United States bilaterally, the risk of a devastating arms race will continue to increase, and that is in the interest of no-one

US ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament Robert Wood

US urges China talks after reports of nuclear build-up

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Elsa seemed to spare Florida from significant damage, though it still threatened flooding downpours and caused several tornado warnings

There was a chance Long Island in New York would see sustained tropical storm-force winds late Thursday night and into Friday morning, the National Weather Service in New York warned

A warning was also in effect from New Haven, Connecticut to Merrimack River, Massachusetts including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket

A tropical storm warning was in effect north of Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and for the coast of Long Island from East Rockaway Inlet to the eastern tip along the south shore and from Port Jefferson Harbor eastward on the north shore

Some re-strengthening was possible Thursday night and Friday while the system moves close to the northeastern US

Tropical storm Elsa kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base

Tropical storm Elsa carved a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flipped recreational vehicles upside-down and blew one of them into a lake.Elsa’s winds weakened to 40 mph (65 kph), but it was dropping torrential rains over the Carolinas as it made its way through South Carolina early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest update. Elsa was expected to move over North Carolina later in the day, pass near the eastern mid-Atlantic states by Thursday night and move near or over the northeastern United States on Friday.