On Friday, Elsa became the first hurricane of the 2021 season, reaching category one out of five on the Saffir-Simpson scale. ISMET specialists called for special attention to rainfalls in mountainous areas where over 100 millimeters are likely to fall.
After crossing East Caribbean regions, Elsa caused two deaths in the Dominican Republic, and another one in St. Lucia.
"The next three days we must be alert to the advance of COVID-19 and the potential danger posed by Elsa, while vaccination continues. Prevention is the watchword. Let's take care of lives," Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted.