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The Georgia Ports Authority is accelerating a $150 million expansion at the Port of Savannah amid surging cargo volumes that have kept ships waiting at sea. The state agency's board approved plans Monday to boost port capacity for cargo containers by 25% within six months. Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said more than a third of that new space should be available by January to help alleviate backlogs.
Tropical Storm Elsa is carving a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flipped recreational vehicles and threw one of them into a lake. One person was killed in Jacksonville, Florida, when a tree fell onto a car. Elsa was expected to pass near the eastern mid-Atlantic states by Thursday night and move near or over the northeastern United States on Friday. Tropical storm warnings were in effect along the coast from North Carolina to Connecticut.