Tropical Storm Eta Approaches Cuba, Brevard County Under Tropical Storm Watch

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Eta is currently carrying 60 mph max sustained winds

Brevard County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch on Saturday as Tropical Storm Eta begins to descend on Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch on Saturday as Tropical Storm Eta begins to descend on Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Eta is currently carrying 60 mph max sustained winds and moving to the northeast at 16 mph.

The following areas have had Tropical Storm Warnings issued:

– The Cayman Islands
– The Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Matanzas
– Northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence
– Florida coast from Jupiter Inlet to Bonita Beach, including Florida Bay
– Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas
– Lake Okeechobee

“On the current forecast track, the center of Eta will cross central Cuba tonight, approach south Florida and the Florida Keys on Sunday, and pass near or over south Florida and the Florida Keys Sunday night and Monday,” said National Hurricane Center in a statement.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

“We are closely monitoring Eta as this system is expected to approach our state this weekend,” said Gov. DeSantis. “Residents in southern Florida should begin preparing for potential impacts, including heavy rain and flooding. Gather 7 days of supplies and follow Florida Division of Emergency Management for updates.”

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