Heavy rain hits Florida as Hurricane Elsa nears

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Footage shows heavy rain battering homes in Eaglewood, Florida, on Tuesday night (July 6) as Hurricane Elsa approached.

Residents sheltered in their homes as the rain was followed by strong wind.

The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for part of the west coast of Florida. Tropical storm Elsa strengthened to a hurricane and is expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday morning in the Big Bend region.