MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On Monday afternoon, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to expand a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa.
The following counties are now under the state of emergency:READ MORE: Broward School Board Meets To Discuss Mask Use For The New School Year
Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lake, Lafayette, Madison, Marion, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor and Wakulla.
Those counties are in addition to the following already covered by the state of emergency:READ MORE: Florida Tax Collector To Workers: Get Vaccinated Or Find A New Job
Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota.
However, under the new executive order, Miami-Dade, DeSoto and Hardee have been removed from the state of emergency.
The move comes as Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall on the southern coast of Cuba on Monday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale Shaken Baby Case From 1984 Leads To Murder Charge
The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida within the next few days.