Tropical Storm Eta
The Florida Keys and South Florida suffered torrential rains and severe flooding overnight.
A tropical storm warning was in effect on the west coast of Florida from Inglewood to Anna Maria Island.
The National Hurricane Center announced that Tropical Storm ETA is the 28th storm in the hurricane season this year and reached the central part of Florida on Sunday night, which led to strong winds and heavy rain in the area where the maximum wind speed of the storm was about 65 miles per hour where it struck Matecumbe lower key around 11pm on a Sunday.
The center also reported that the storm devastated parts of Central America, starting on Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving more than 50 dead in its aftermath, before weakening to a tropical depression that passed over the Cayman Islands and northwest of the Bahamas on Saturday and reached the south-central coast of Cuba early. From Sunday morning.
Early Monday, it was about 65 miles south of Naples, Florida, and meteorologists had predicted that the storm would gradually move southeast into the Gulf of Mexico until Wednesday and may intensify again into a hurricane again before moving toward the Florida Gulf Coast.
The Hurricane Center said heavy rains were expected in parts of Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas and South Florida throughout Monday, warning of tropical storm conditions across the Florida Keys, as well as central and southern Florida.
On Saturday, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for eight Florida counties including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, and all Covid-19 test sites in Miami-Dade County were closed in preparation for the storm until further notice.