ROUND 2: Tropical Storm Eta Begins to Make Landfall on Florida Again

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located about 50 miles west of Tampa, Florida

Tropical Storm Eta is beginning to make landfall on Florida once again after impacting the Florida Keys and South Florida earlier this week. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tropical Storm Eta is beginning to make landfall on Florida once again after impacting the Florida Keys and South Florida earlier this week.

Eta is currently registering 70 mph max sustained winds and moving to the north at 12 mph.

Tropical Storm Eta is located about 50 miles west of Tampa, Florida.

As of Wednesday night, wind gusts have been reported 60 mph or higher have been clocked in on the ground near Port Charlotte (69 mph), near Dundee (67 mph), Clearwater Beach (60 mph) and in Punta Gorda (60 mph).

According to the National Hurricane Center, the center of Eta will move closer to but just offshore of the west-central coast of Florida tonight, and move inland over the northern portion of the Florida peninsula on Thursday.

Eta is expected to move northeastward into the western Atlantic late Thursday and early Friday.

STORM SURGE

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide.

Anclote River to Boca Grande, FL including Tampa Bay…3-5 feet
Boca Grande, FL to Bonita Beach, FL including Charlotte Harbor…2-4 feet
Steinhatchee River to Anclote River…2-4 feet
Bonita Beach to Flamingo…1-2 feet

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