Elsa reached hurricane status early Friday morning. As of the 6:30 a.m. CDT update, Elsa has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, one mile per hour above the Category 1 threshold. The storm is approaching the Windward Islands and is already causing havoc in that region. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tropical storm warnings are posted for Martinique, Haiti, and the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.

According to hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach, Elsa's upgrade to hurricane is historic.

Even though Acadiana is not in the cone of uncertainty now, take the proper precautions to make sure you're ready in the event a tropical storm or a hurricane hits Louisiana.

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