Tropical Storm Elsa caused injuries and damages at Kings Bay Naval Base

Andrew Alvarez

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SAINT MARYS, GA — During tropical storm Elsa, a tornado crashes on Kings Bay Naval Base at around 5:50 p.m. on July 7, 2021, causing a lot of injuries and damages.

Tropical Storm Elsa is currently heading northeast toward eastern North Carolina, but not before wreaking havoc on the coast of southeast Georgia.

A tornado hit the RV park at the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Marys late Wednesday evening. It caused "multiple injuries" and RV destruction, according to a Facebook post by Kings Bay officials.

Based on Kings Bay spokesperson, Scott Bassett, around ten persons were evacuated to local medical institutions from the RV park. Everyone who was staying at the RV park was accounted for.

"While the situation here is still very dynamic, I want to thank all of our first responders and Camden County first responders for their quick actions," stated Capt. Chester Parks, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay commanding officer.

Tropical storm Elsa is no longer a direct threat to Georgia as of Thursday morning. However, the storm is still anticipated to bring rain and scattered thunderstorms to north and central Georgia until next Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook bulletin.

The NWS said in the bulletin, "A few storms each day may become strong, capable of producing gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning."

On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in ninety two coastal and southern Georgia counties. You can check the full list on the government website.

Visit Kings Bay Naval Base facebook page for updates.

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