Heavy rain and winds will spread from Miami to Naples by Tuesday, and storms of up to four feet are possible for parts of South Florida and the Keys. Flooding is also expected on low-lying roads and properties across the region as heavy rainfall – about three to five inches – is forecast, with some areas seeing more than a foot during this week’s storm period.
Like a tropical hurricane on Friday, Tampa is expected to land again in a northerly direction.
Schools close and shelters open when the state prepares for ETA
At least five school districts in South Florida will close on Monday due to its potential impact, the districts announced on social media.
In Miami-Dade, all bridges were locked on Sunday, according to Mayor Carlos Gimenez. He said 40 to 60 mph winds are expected in the area with the possibility of thunderstorms from Monday afternoon to Sunday night.
At Akland Park, the city’s public works system is already “close to capacity” due to heavy rains and flooding, said David Ritter, public information officer at Auckland Park.
“Oakland Park public works and park workers are working all night and all day to keep flood concerns to the best of our ability,” the repairer said in the Tropical Storm Eta update.
Navy is also being warned to keep the water off, as strong winds can cause dangerous waves that “could potentially damage or damage cap ships,” the NWS said.
The third landfall for Eta
Emergency disaster plans are in place in Cuba and Mexico, and relief efforts are under way in Guatemala and Honduras, the hardest hit so far.
According to the country’s permanent emergency commission, 38 people have died in Honduras, eight are missing and more than 60,000 people have been displaced from their homes.
Guatemala’s National Disaster Reduction Coordinator (Conrad) reported on Saturday that 116 people were missing, mostly due to a landslide in the village of Quiza in the central Alta Verapaz region.
The agency said at least 8,938 people have been evacuated and 5,780 people have been placed in temporary shelters.
Although this season has been extremely active, Florida has the first named hurricane to make landfall this year and the 12th hurricane to make landfall in the continental U.S. this season, the highest in a single year.
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