Hurricane Elsa barreled towards St Lucia and neighboring islands as a Category 1 storm on the morning of Friday, July 2.
The storm was upgraded to a hurricane on Friday morning as it hit Barbados with sustained winds of 74 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm passed near St Lucia and St Vincent and was expected to continue on a west-northwest path over the Caribbean.
Footage shared on Twitter shows broken tree limbs in Vieux Fort, St Lucia. Credit: Ornella Thompson via Storyful