Tropical Storm Eta crashes into the coast of Cuba

Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2020

The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami declared hurricane and storm surge warnings for the Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay, with the storm expected to reach that area by Sunday night or early Monday.

Models predict that the storm will make a sharp left turn after it completes crossing Cuba and churn westward into the Gulf of Mexico, likely maintaining hurricane status. The storm continues to flood parts of the Florida Peninsula.

(CNN)Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on the south-central coast of Cuba early Sunday and is predicted to bring a unsafe storm surge and life-threatening flash flooding.

Eta is a little late by hurricane season standards.

Eta made landfall in Cuba early Sunday (Nov 8) with 104kmh winds and heavy rains.

It has brought extensive flooding to parts of the Keys and South Florida this weekend.

Firefighters pulled a person from a auto that had driven into a canal Sunday night in Lauderhill, Florida, north of Miami. "So we decided not to open today, we are concerned for the safety of our staff", he said. he added.

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Accuweather warned that Eta may pose a significant threat to lives and property and, at the very least, an interruption to daily activities and travel for the next few days. Eta could then make landfall again later in the week near Cedar Key, Florida.

What rain our area sees is expected to draw back in coverage as we get to the afternoon hours and the tropical storm moves more into the Gulf of Mexico. Another 2 to 4 inches of rain can't be ruled out in some spots, with storm total rainfall closing in on a foot and a half when all is said and done.

Forecasters predicted that Tropical Storm Eta would upgrade to a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday as it neared South Florida.

Unfortunately Eta isn't the only thing to watch in the Atlantic.

Tanasia is a national Real-Time reporter based in Atlanta covering Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and the southeastern U.S. She's an alumna of Kennesaw State University and joined McClatchy in 2020. It was located several hundred miles southwest of the Azores on Monday and was looking more organized.

Tropical storm warnings are issued within 36 hours before tropical storm-force winds are expected, Kelly said.

So many storms have formed that the hurricane center used up all the names on the official list by mid-September and has had to use Greek letters to designate subsequent systems.