The IFRC expressed concern over an increase in post-traumatic stress disorder, similar to what took place after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. One person was killed in Florida after being electrocuted in floodwaters from Eta. Once the necessary parts are acquired, a shutdown will be scheduled to repair the signals,” a release from the city states. As of 12:15 p.m., all bridges in the county were open, he said. Heavy rainfall and tropical-storm force winds were recorded across all of the Florida Keys, South Florida and the southern half of Central Florida, bringing widespread flooding.  Overall, Eta caused C$6.128 billion (US$178.4 million) of damage in Nicaragua.  A 37-year-old man also drowned in San Manuel, in western Lempira department. Palm trees sway in the wind as Hurricane Eta approaches, in Tela, Honduras, November 3. “They moved the big boat and there was a deck boat impaled at the foot of the bridge.”. The Pierside Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar experienced waves from the Gulf of Mexico high enough to splash water inside the restaurant. On October 28, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) began monitoring the Southwestern Caribbean for the expected development of a broad area of low pressure within the following few days. More watches were issued in parts of Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas, and South Florida. , Although not in the direct path of Eta, the fringe effects of the hurricane were expected to cause disruptions in Panama. The Sanibel Causeway became a place for large waves to crash upon and was closed for a bit before opening in a limited fashion. About 100 homes were damaged by flooding and landslides.  Two people in the municipality of Bonanza died after they were buried in a landslide while working in a mine. Eta brought heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the Cayman Islands and Cuba, the latter of which was already dealing with overflowing rivers that prompted evacuations. 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All the warnings for Florida were cancelled by November 9, only to have more issued the next day along the western side of the state as Eta changed directions.. “We’ll be ready to open at 10:30 a.m.,” York said. The Government of Honduras allocated US$2 million in funds and formally appealed for international aid on November 5. With a peak intensity of 15… She said increasing storm force winds caused the smaller nearby boat to become unanchored, where it remains stuck.  A tropical storm watch was also issued from west of Punta Patuca westward to Punta Castilla late that same day. , Despite becoming extremely disorganized, Eta maintained its low-level circulation and began gradually turning northeastward, eventually moving back over the Caribbean Sea on November 6 and accelerating due to the influence of a developing mid- to upper-level trough over the Gulf of Mexico.  However, the searching was called off two days later. CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Wind gusts overnight prompted a few hundred power outages across Northeast Florida as Tropical Storm Eta swept over the state, … The record-tying twenty-eighth named storm, twelfth hurricane and fifth major hurricane of the extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Eta originated from a vigorous tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea on October 31. In the coastal community of Prinzapolka, winds … An emergency appeal for 20 million Swiss francs (US$22 million) was made to supplement local Red Cross activities in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. , The relief effort was severely hampered just two weeks later by the stronger Hurricane Iota, which made landfall approximately 15 miles (25 km) south of where Eta moved ashore.  The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River cleared pipes to prevent flooding in communities along the river. Balancing out the differences in storm track, wind speed and storm size, between Hurricane Eta and past high-profile hurricanes in Nicaragua, a reasonable storm surge estimate from Eta would be in the 14-17 foot range. A ferry leaving Roatán was rocked by large waves and winds with 300 passengers onboard while trying to reach the port of La Ceiba. Donations worth millions of USD had been given to affected countries to help recoveries. , Costa Rica's National Meteorological Institute forecast widespread rainfall in association with the outer bands of Eta, primarily along the Pacific coastline. The Sanibel Causeway was briefly closed as well.  At least 53 people died across Guatemala, while an additional 96 remain missing. A man sits on the shore of … The School District of Lee County closed on Monday due to Eta’s forces the night before and on Wednesday — the hurricane makeup day from earlier in the week — Eta once again disturbed classes and forced the district to release students 3 hours early and cancel all evening programs. Eta's second approach and landfall brought storm surge and gusty winds to the west coast of Central Florida and supplemental rainfall to northern Florida. , Communities along the Macal and Mopan rivers in western Belize experienced severe flooding due to Hurricane Eta.  Residents in coastal communities were advised to evacuate as supplies, including 88 tons of food, sleeping bags, hygiene kits, and plastic, were delivered to Puerto Cabezas according to SINAPRED. All lanes of Interstate 95 near the city were closed due to flooding. A sailboat in Matlacha even found itself wedged under the Matlacha Bridge. By November 8, 14,362 people remained in shelters and required hygiene supplies. It was the first named storm that severely impacted Southwest Florida in an extremely active Atlantic Hurricane Season. MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Eta forms in Caribbean Sea, forecasters say; slated to bring heavy rain, wind, storm surge to Central America. Once the system began to reorganize in the Caribbean, tropical storm watches were issued on November 5, in the Cayman Islands.  Multiple reports of flooding and landslides occurred nationwide, 12 rivers saw increased levels, prompting concern for further flooding, and 26 people required evacuation in Corredores and Parrita.  At 03:00 UTC on November 1, the system intensified into Tropical Storm Eta, becoming the earliest 28th tropical or subtropical storm on record in an Atlantic hurricane season, surpassing the old mark of December 30, which was set by Tropical Storm Zeta in 2005. Downed trees and tree branches also resulted. Approximately 2.5 million were affected by the storm, including 1.7 million in Honduras.  On November 7, following a couple of center reformations, the system became better organized and re-strengthened into a tropical storm at 15:00 UTC on November 7.  Just before the storm's arrival, the Nicaraguan Army moved red-helmeted troops to Puerto Cabezas to help in search and rescue efforts that would occur due to Eta.  The Honduran Air Force prepared two planes to send 4,000 pounds of food to La Mosquitia, Gracias a Dios.  The next day, tropical storm warnings were put into effect for all of the islands. In Charlotte, North Carolina, more than 140 people were rescued from a school when floodwaters reached the first-floor windows.  Residents in low-lying areas of San Ignacio had to be evacuated from their homes. The Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras reported that 14 roads and 339 homes were destroyed.  It then held its strength and decelerated slightly before making landfall on the south central coast of Cuba at 09:00 UTC. An estimated 2.5 million people were directly affected by the storm, including 1.7 million in Honduras. , The outer bands of Hurricane Eta brought heavy rainfall to portions of Costa Rica.  Agricultural loss was estimated at US$11 million. As of Friday’s update, Eta is not currently expected to strengthen into a hurricane within the next five days. In Tabasco, more than 10 rivers have overflowed their banks.  A man died in Bradenton Beach when he was electrocuted by an appliance in standing water caused by the storm and a firefighter was injured as he tried to access the home.  In Santa Barbara a 2-year-old girl was killed when she and her mother were swept away by floodwaters; the mother survived.  Eta then turned southwestward under the influence of a strong deep-layer ridge across the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and near the US East Coast. Lee County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Nestor Montoya said the San Carlos Bridge and Matlacha Bridge were temporarily closed.  At 12:00 UTC on October 29, the area of focus shifted to two merging tropical waves moving into the Eastern Caribbean that were expected to enter the region. , On November 6, tropical storm watches were issued for the Florida Keys and parts of the coast of the Florida peninsula. SYNOP codes from weather stations and buoys. Several Emergency Response Units stationed globally were to be dispatched to affected areas. According to Pine Island Matlacha Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit, the island had quite a few isolated areas of flooding, due to Hurricane Eta. , Eta bought heavy rainfall in areas already dealing with overflowing rivers. , The Civil Protection Directorate of El Salvador evacuated residents in Tecoluca after setting up 1,152 shelters across the country. An increase of 1500 m3s−1 in flow at the Peñitas Dam has prompted evacuation plans. Hurricane Eta began affecting north-eastern Nicaragua and parts of northern Honduras in the early hours of 3 November, causing heavy rains and high winds as a Category 4 hurricane.  The village of Queja near San Cristobal Verapaz in the center of the country was particularly hard-hit, with a landslide burying 150 homes. A peak wind gust of 53 mph was reported in these outer bands near Dania Beach on November 7. The next day, these were upgraded to tropical storm warnings in the Florida Keys and the southern tip of the peninsula. One person was taken to the hospital in South Florida after being rescued from flooded roads. A total of 6 homes were destroyed while another 64 homes and 24 businesses suffered damage. Close. , The National Civil Protection System in Panama, Sinaproc, reported that 200 homes were damaged by rainfall, possibly associated with Eta. Some residents with homes near the bay saw their yards experience flooding and had some property damage, he said. Shawna Garretson, manager of the Bridgewater Inn in Matlacha, said by the time she arrived at work at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, the damage had already been done by the sailboat that came loose in the winds caused by Hurricane Eta. Relief efforts for those affected by the storm were extensive and widespread, involving several countries.  The agency began relief operations on November 4 in Nicaragua, and soon expanded to neighboring nations.  However, by 21:00 UTC that day, satellite and microwave imagery confirmed that an LLC had formed and the NHC began issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine. Eta is centered over the southern Gulf of Mexico. The system rapidly organized as it progressed west, with the cyclone ultimately becoming a Category 4 hurricane on November 3. METAR, TAF and NOTAMs for any airport in the World. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera.  The IFRC dispatched a plane and two trucks carrying 98 tons of relief goods from Panama to Honduras and Nicaragua by November 10. , As flooding was a major threat because of heavy rainfalls, a flood warning was issued for all of Belize in preparation for Eta as the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) urged residents to evacuate. Hurricane watches, tropical storm warnings and storm … Photo: Reuters.  Despite remaining in a favorable environment, Eta began to weaken six hours after its peak intensity due to an eyewall replacement cycle, which it completed just as it made landfall at 21:00 UTC south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, with winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) and a pressure of 940 mbar (hPa; 27.76 inHg). “We had two sailboats that broke anchor and were blown into the bridge. Many Emergency Response Units were to be dispatched globally to help support affected people. Nicaragua's weather conditions deteriorate as Hurricane Eta approaches on November 3, 2020.  On November 7, Hurricane Watches and Warnings were issued parallelly for much of the Florida peninsula and both Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches were extended further north.  The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) advised residents to stay vigilant for possible flooding and landslides. , Officially, Eta made two landfalls in Florida - it hit the central part of the Florida Keys late Sunday, November 7, and made landfall again at about 4 a.m. Thursday, November 10, near Cedar Key, roughly 130 miles north of Tampa. By mid-afternoon, the storm had eased up though it was still carrying persistent rain and high winds, though nothing like earlier. , Moisture from Eta combined with a cold front moving eastward across the Eastern United States, generating extremely heavy rainfall across Virginia and the Carolinas. , The outer bands of Eta brought tropical storm-force gusts to South Florida beginning on November 7.  Later, Hurricane Warnings were issued for the Florida Keys. This came after Eta became forecast to become a tropical storm again before brushing by the islands. Tropical Storm Eta barrelled toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday night, bringing heavy rain, wind and life-threatening storm surge as it was on … Access to clean water was significantly disrupted due to high turbidity and power outages, though 60% of service was restored by November 7. The Autonomous Executive Port Commission considered temporarily closing the El Salvador International Airport due to Eta.  The highway that connects the province of Chiriquí with Bocas del Toro collapsed near Hornito, blocking the passage of vehicles in both directions.  Eta then briefly regained minimal hurricane status at 12:35 UTC on November 11, reaching a fourth peak intensity with winds of 75 mph (120 km/h) and a pressure of 983 mbar (hPa; 29.03 inHg).. Some weakening took place as the system made landfall near Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, late that same day.  Losses statewide were estimated at US$1 billion. Eta winds back around to the west, … Residents who have debris or vegetation on their property blocking swales, ditches, canals or other surface water conveyances can call the Request for Action Hotline at 239-533-9400 or by visiting lee.gov.  Infrastructural damage were amounted to be exceed Q3 billion (US$386 million). Flooding caused 559 residents to flee their homes and two others had to be rescued. Moisture from the storm also combined with a cold front further to the north bringing heavy rainfall and flash flooding to the Carolinas and Virginia, killing another five people in these states. Overall, at least 178 fatalities across Central America have been attributed to the storm, including 74 in Honduras, 53 in Guatemala, 27 in Mexico, 19 in Panama, two each in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and one in El Salvador. Eta passed through Fort Myers Beach as a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday morning, bringing sporadic flooding and waves high enough to rush over the Fort Myers Beach Pier and temporarily close the Matanzas Pass Bridge entrance onto the island. The Nicaraguan Government provided 88 tons of food to the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, the hardest hit area. What remains of Hurricane Eta is rapidly redeveloping over the warm Caribbean waters off the coast of Belize. Eta knocked down power lines and trees while damaging roofs and causing flooding in Puerto Cabezas.  At least 457 homes were damaged by floodwaters, 41 communities were cut off by washed-out roads, and at least nine bridges were destroyed including one in La Ceiba. 4 / 5. At least eleven  people were killed due to flooding in the Carolinas, including a child, while over 33 people were rescued in a flooded campground. Despite passing north of the San Andrés Island, part of the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Eta still brought considerable damage to the island.  Extreme rainfall and mudflows caused by the storm destroyed or damaged much of what was being rebuilt. , Eta brushed by the Cayman Islands just as it intensified back into a tropical storm, producing major impacts across the islands with Grand Cayman being hit the hardest.  Street flooding occurred in Broward, northern Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties.  Eta than began to accelerate north-northeast around the western periphery of a deep-layer subtropical ridge as its the center reformed under this convection and an eye feature formed.  The next day, these watches were upgraded to tropical storm warnings. It later reorganized over the Caribbean as it accelerated toward Cuba on November 7. Power outages became widespread across the islands with tropical-storm force winds causing damage to power lines.  Over 100 people were buried from the landslide, and rescuers began searching them on November 9.  Later that day, a hurricane warning was issued from the Honduras–Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi while a tropical storm warning was issued for areas from Punta Patuca to the Honduras–Nicaragua border. Early last week, tropical storm-turned hurricane-turned tropical storm Eta took a long and winding road across the Gulf Coast that eventually led to Southwest Florida’s door — twice. 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Over the next five days, the system moved erratically, moving through the Florida Keys and stalling in the southern Gulf of Mexico, its intensity fluctuating along the way. This water level would be sufficient to produce catastrophic damage, as large waves pushing in on top of the storm surge would destroy natural and built objects on low-lying ground.  The system turned further east and made landfall near Cedar Key, Florida at 09:00 UTC on November 12, with sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h). In Raleigh, North Carolina, multiple car accidents occurred due to slick roads.  Around the same area two other boats sank due to turbulent surf caused by the storm and a dock at the Bridgewater Inn floated away. 12 / 22.  Flooding in Pinellas County caused 33 people to be rescued by the Pinellas County Sheriff Office from homes and roadways and in Gulfport, five sailboats became unanchored and ran aground or were pushed up against a seawall.  A 13-year-old girl was killed when a mudflow caused her home to collapse in the village of Carmen. Lorna Littrell, a local professional photographer, took pictures of the waves as they splashed off the Gulf of Mexico and over the pier and into the restaurant.  Overall, about 48,500 businesses and homes lost electricity throughout South Florida. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph blow through Naples as Hurricane Eta moves through the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Town of Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstadt said the storm and high tide affected people most living near the bay. Close. , With damage from Hurricane Eta spanning the entirety of Central America, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a "massive, multi-country operation". Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District. Home Public Adv Discussion Wind Probs Graphics Archive Wind Speed Probabilities: Arrival Time of Winds: Wind History: Warnings/Cone Interactive Map: Warnings/Cone: Static Images Warnings and Surface Wind: Coastal Watches/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center. Through the day today, the system will lift to the north and slowly strengthen. POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ETA. In the Chiapas highlands more than 2000 homes were destroyed.  Later that day, these were upgraded to tropical storm warnings in some provinces. First on Sunday, Nov. 8, and then again on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Eta delivered roughly 60 mph gusting winds and flood-inducing downpours across the region before picking up steam northward towards Tampa Bay. Accumulations generally exceeded 2.8 in (70 mm) with a maximum of 6.3 in (160 mm) in the La Unión Department. , According to the country's president, Alejandro Giammattei, at least 60% of the eastern city of Puerto Barrios was flooded with another 48 hours of rain expected. 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