The European Union recommended a pause on all non-essential travel from the US as Covid-19 cases surge.
This happens after the daily average for hospital admissions has risen past 100,000 for the first time since last winter in USA.
The recent wave, driven by the Delta variant, is most severe in the US South but cases are rising nationwide.
Elsa is currently advancing along the east coast of the United States after it brought heavy rains and strong winds to Florida.
In a series of thunderstorms over the city and surrounding areas on Thursday afternoon, a large amount of rain fell that the drainage system could not manage, the National Meteorological Service (NWS) announced.