Tropical Storm Elsa Continues to Weaken in the Atlantic
Hurricane Elsa has downgraded to a tropical storm. The very fast-moving storm is having a hard time keeping it together. Not only that, but meteorologists mention that when she passes over Cuba and Haiti in 36 hours, she might weaken even further.
Some models are even showing Elsa completely dissipating depending on how long she stays over Cuba. That will be the determining factor right now. If Elsa hits the East side of the island with higher mountains, it could be destroyed completely. If she makes it to an area with few mountains, it might stay better organized. Only time will tell at this point.
Even if she does weaken, there will still be a significant chance for downpours and winds Monday and into Tuesday. So stay tuned for more on those conditions.
As always, if you find your vacation being threatened by a hurricane, Disney Hurricane policy is as follow:
- If a Hurricane Warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando are OR your place of residence within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, guests have the option of calling in advance to reschedule your vacation package or room reservations to another date.
- Under these circumstances, cancellation or change fees would not be imposed by Disney.
- Products and services provided by third-party suppliers included in your vacation (like flights and car rentals) are not refundable by Disney. You would need to contact the companies directly to find out what their individual policies are.
Disney has only closed a few times for hurricanes since 1971. So Orlando is relatively safe during storms.
- 1999- Hurricane Floyd
- 2004- Hurricane Charley
- 2004- Hurricane Frances
- 2004- Hurricane Jeanne
- 2016- Hurricane Matthew
- 2017- Hurricane Irma
- 2019- Hurricane Dorian
Stay tuned for the latest on the track of Tropical Storm Elsa.
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