Tropical Storm Eta: Floods in Florida Braces and Hurricanes After Etta caused landslides in Keys

The storm caused a landslide in the Lower Metacambe Key on Sunday night, with winds of up to 65 mph. National Hurricane Center. Etta is expected to intensify into a hurricane early Monday early Tuesday as it moves into the Gulf of Florida.
More than 23 million people in South Florida are under some kind of hurricane or tropical storm advisory, and 21 counties are in a state of emergency. As of early Monday morning, more than 30,000 customers were without electricity as the storm continued north

Heavy rain and winds are expected from Miami to Naples until Tuesday, with thunderstorms of up to four feet in parts of South Florida and the Keys. As heavy rains of three to five inches are expected, flooding is expected on low-lying roads and property across the region, with some areas seen above one foot throughout the storm this week.

Eta is expected to cause another landslide north of Tampa on Friday as a tropical storm.

Schools close and shelters open as the government prepares for Etta

Districts announced on social media on Monday that at least five school districts in South Florida, including Miami-Tate, will be closed due to the potential impact of Etta.

In Miami-Tate, Mayor Carlos Kimenes said all bridges were locked Sunday. He said winds of 40 to 60 mph were expected from Sunday night until Monday afternoon and a hurricane was likely.

Home of Florida Keys – Pet friendly camps have also opened in Monroe County Tweet from the county, Covit-19 security protocols are strictly enforced.
Collier County suspended all Collier Area Transit (Gate) bus service on Monday due to high winds. County said on Twitter.

At Oakland Park, heavy rains and flooding already have the city’s public works system “at or near capacity”, Auckland Park Public Information Officer David Rafter said.

“Oakland Park Public Works and Parks staff work all night and resolve flood-related concerns throughout the day to the best of our ability,” Rafter said at the tropical storm Etta update.

According to the NWS, sailors are being warned to stay out of the water as very strong winds can cause dangerous waves.

Third landslide to Etta

Etta has already caused landslides at least twice Cuba Sunday morning and a Type 4 hurricane in Central America Last week, it was pushed further from its background.

Emergency disaster plans are in place in Cuba and Mexico, while relief efforts continue in Guatemala and Honduras, which have so far been severely affected.

People forced to evacuate their homes in the Sula Valley of San Pedro due to flooding after Hurricane Eta are taking refuge in a makeshift camp under a bypass in Semelegon, Honduras.

In Honduras, 38 people have died, eight are missing and more than 60,000 have been evicted from their homes, according to the country’s permanent contingency commission.

Guatemala’s National Disaster Reduction Coordinator (CONRED) said on Saturday that 116 people were missing, largely due to a landslide in the remote village of Quijo in the central Alta Verapas region.

At least 8,938 people have been evicted and 5,780 are staying in temporary shelters, the company said.

Eta moves towards Cuba after tropical recession kills at least 100 in Central America
Etta is the 28th named storm 2020 hurricane season, Recorded the number of named storms in a season set in 2005.

Although the season has been very active, this is the first named hurricane to cause landslides in Florida this year and the 12th named hurricane to hit the American continent this season, the heaviest in a year.

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