By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On Saturday afternoon, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for several Florida counties, including Miami-Dade and Monroe.

The move follows the advance of Tropical Storm Elsa through the Caribbean.

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The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida early next week.

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The following counties are under a state of emergency:

Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota

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On Saturday afternoon Elsa was battering parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

CBSMiami.com Team