The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. After making its third strike over land, this time on U.S. soil, Eta will continue its journey over Gulf waters. The Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras reported that 14 roads and 339 homes were destroyed. The Nicaraguan Red Cross coordinated distribution of supplies with the nation's government. Eta made history last week when it matched the strength of Hurricane Laura, the strongest storm of the brutal 2020 hurricane season, with winds peaked at 150 mph. Hurricane forecasters have had to resort to naming storms using the Greek alphabet since September.  Despite a ban on fishing activities, one fisherman drowned off the coast of Playa El Espino in the Usulután Department. As of 10 p.m. CDT Saturday, Tropical Storm Eta was located about 270 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and was moving west at 15 mph. By … Eta could become a hurricane by Monday. 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. There are no other areas being watched for development as of Saturday night. Hazard Management Cayman Islands said Eta does not pose a threat to Cayman, but as…  At 03:00 UTC on November 3, a Hurricane Hunter aircraft found the system still rapidly intensifying with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and a pressure of 927 mbar (hPa; 27.38 inHg) as its forward speed continued to decrease. People left homeless were moved to various shelters after the storm had passed. A total of 6 homes were destroyed while another 64 homes and 24 businesses suffered damage. About 100 homes were damaged by flooding and landslides.  Infrastructural damage were amounted to be exceed Q3 billion (US$386 million).  The Nicaraguan Navy helped evacuate more than 3,000 families from offshore islands to Puerto Cabezas as residents in the city waited in long lines to access cash machines while getting supplies. Wind speeds of 75 km/h (47 mph) downed the trees and damaged houses, and Eta also caused severe flooding on the island. 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. All rights reserved (About Us). 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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. To form the cone, a set of imaginary circles are placed along the forecast track at the 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, and 120 h positions, where the size of each circle is set so that it encloses 67% of the previous five years official forecast errors. The heaviest rains were concentrated along the nation's Pacific coast, especially in Guanacaste Province.  The disturbance steadily moved westward into a more favorable upper-level environment and very warm waters.  The governments of Japan and Spain pledged to donate relief items.  Over 100 people were buried from the landslide, and rescuers began searching them on November 9. , 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.  Eta then reached Category 3 status at 18:00 UTC before becoming a Category 4 hurricane three hours later, with prolific lightning being observed in its eyewall. “Nonetheless, on 2 November the government continued calling for … Tropical storm conditions are forecast by late Sunday in the Florida Keys and along portions of the southeast Florida coast, according to the hurricane center. , The National Civil Protection System in Panama, Sinaproc, reported that 200 homes were damaged by rainfall, possibly associated with Eta. Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne said the strength of the storm over time will determine what direction it will take.  However, even after its center became sheared to the west of its convection, Eta began to re-intensify again over the warm waters of the Gulf.  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. Travel Alert November 2020: Major Hurricane Eta to Take a Disturbing Path?  Flooding in Panama's Chiriqui province, near the Costa Rica border killed 19 people. The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has given birth yet to another threatening weather disturbance that is taking the same path as Hurricane Eta.  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. There are no coastal warnings in effect, but the National Emergency … Accumulations generally exceeded 2.8 in (70 mm) with a maximum of 6.3 in (160 mm) in the La Unión Department.  One of the state's largest COVID-19 testing sites, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, was flooded. Historical data indicate that the entire 5-day path of the center of the tropical cyclone will remain within the cone about 60-70% of the time. Back-to-back hurricanes have unleashed heavy winds, rain, and severe flooding and landslides across Central America. Belize is among the affected countries and every cent collected for Belize will […]  Heavy rainfall also impacted the region, with a peak total of 15.79 in (401 mm) in Miramar, while rain gauges in Davie, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Sunrise observed more than 10 in (250 mm) of precipitation. 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.  By this time, Eta had begun to slow down and turn west-southwestward in response to a mid-level ridge over the south-central United States. After several days of uncertainty regarding the path of Eta, officials with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) now project that the storm will make landfall on the west coast of Florida.  Despite the continued effects of strong wind shear, the storm continued to strengthen throughout the day and reached a secondary peak intensity with winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) and a pressure of 991 mbar (hPa; 29.27 inHg) at 00:00 UTC on November 8. , 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. 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. One person was killed in Florida after being electrocuted in floodwaters from Eta. A hurricane watch is in effect along the northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Honduras/Nicaragua border and along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to Puerto Cabezas. In light of the huge destruction as a consequence of Hurricane Eta and possibly Hurricane Iota following in its path, the Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to match every dollar up to US$ 50,000 for Central America’s ‘We Are with You’ Campaign. This also made Iota the strongest hurricane in recorded history to make landfall in Nicaragua ... With Nicaragua still reeling from Hurricane Eta two weeks prior, many areas remained flooded. By November 7, more than 16,000 people had been rescued while 65,912 people remained isolated across 64 communities.  Over 80,000 people were affected in the Mexican states of Chiapas and Tabasco by rains of Hurricane Eta and a cold front. infographic Eta's extreme intensity at the beginning of its lifetime followed by its erratic path afterwards bought widespread impacts across Central America, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Florida with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and flash flooding causing most of the damage. , 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".  At the Getsemani School, where 215 people were sheltering, Eta's strong winds ripped 10 sheets of metal off the school's roof. , On November 6, tropical storm watches were issued for the Florida Keys and parts of the coast of the Florida peninsula. Landslides were expected in many areas due to saturated soils. Theta, the 29th named storm of the year, is spinning up several hundred miles southwest of the Azores, with top winds of 50 mph. An average hurricane season has twelve named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. , With extensive damage across the country, Honduras's Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Services and Institute for Community Development and Water and Sanitation divided relief operations into three zones. Eta’s development means that 2020 has now tied 2005 as the years with the most storms on record, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Dr. Philip Klotzbach. Eta is the 28th named storm in the Atlantic this hurricane season. , Eta briefly gained a mid-level eye feature before dry air and wind shear stripped the center of most of its convection, although the storm was able to maintain its intensity as it grew in size and approached South Florida. The Autonomous Executive Port Commission considered temporarily closing the El Salvador International Airport due to Eta. Storm history.  Eta weakened slightly after making landfall in Cuba's Sancti Spíritus Province, but this was short-lived as it quickly moved back over water in the Atlantic Ocean and began to re-strengthen again as it turned sharply northwestward around the northeastern side of an upper-level low that had formed over the extreme northwestern Caribbean Sea near the Isle of Youth. After barely holding onto tropical storm strength for 15 hours, Eta began to intensify quickly, reaching hurricane status at 09:00 UTC on November 2. Airbnb readied its Open Homes partnership in Honduras and Nicaragua, providing residents with free housing. Approximately 2.5 million were affected by the storm, including 1.7 million in Honduras. , 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. , 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. , The outer bands of Hurricane Eta brought heavy rainfall to portions of Costa Rica.  Eta bottomed out with winds of 40 mph (65 km/h) before restrengthening as it began its extratropical transition. , Moisture from Eta combined with a cold front moving eastward across the Eastern United States, generating extremely heavy rainfall across Virginia and the Carolinas. In light of the huge destruction as a consequence of Hurricane Eta and possibly Hurricane Iota following in its path, the Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to match every dollar up to US$ 50,000 for Central America’s ‘We Are with You’ Campaign. For the second time in history, the National Hurricane Center …  At 04:00 UTC on November 9, Eta made its third landfall on the Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys with the same intensity as its Cuban landfall. November 9, 2020 - Tropical Storm Eta is forecast to restrengthen into a hurricane as it moves back over the Gulf of Mexico after slamming the Florida Keys and Cuba. As of 4 a.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said Eta was 45 miles north-northwest of Key West and 65 miles south of Naples, with winds extending 310 miles from the center.  A wall collapsed at a prison in El Progreso letting in waist-deep floodwaters, causing the evacuation of more than 600 inmates. On November 3, Hurricane Eta made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm. The area experiencing hurricane force (one-minute average wind speeds of at least 74 mph) and tropical storm force (one-minute average wind speeds of 39-73 mph) winds can extend well beyond the white areas shown enclosing the most likely track area of the center. About 98 tons of food and water were given to Nicaragua and Honduras from Panama.  After remaining at minimal tropical storm strength for 15 hours, Eta began to explosively intensify, reaching hurricane status at 09:00 UTC on November 2. This allowed it to become better organized going into O… There’s a new, history-making tropical storm in the Caribbean as of Saturday night: Tropical Storm Eta.  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). Wave action off the coast caused minor flooding on the coasts. Then it left on a meandering path across Cuba, the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico before slogging ashore again near Cedar Key, Florida. In all, 11 deaths were attributed to the storm in the U.S. Nearly $8 billion (2020 USD) in damages were reported across all affected areas by Eta as of December 2020.. A history of twisters: Tornadoes in Florida since 1950s This interactive map, which contains data from January 1950, pinpoints where a cyclone touched down and traces its path of destruction.  On the next day, Eta was absorbed into another frontal system to the north. Eta has already made history and matched the strength of the strongest storm of the tumultuous 2020 hurricane season -- Hurricane Laura -- when its … Eta, despite a 3½-hour spell as a hurricane Wednesday, had been a tropical storm since Saturday. , 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.  Overall, Eta caused C$6.128 billion (US$178.4 million) of damage in Nicaragua.  According to the NHC, the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center for the Atlantic, Eta maintained its peak winds as it reached its lowest recorded pressure of 923 mbar (hPa; 27.26 inHg) at 06:00 UTC, thus marking its peak intensity as a high-end Category 4 hurricane.  More than 20,000 pounds of food were stored at the Offices of Risk Management and National Contingencies in San Pedro Sula, ahead of the storm.  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. pic.twitter.com/Ntmn0e3rYj. , Although not in the direct path of Eta, the fringe effects of the hurricane were expected to cause disruptions in Panama. Hurricane Eta was a devastating Category 4 hurricane that wreaked havoc across parts of Central America in early November 2020. In the coming days, the storm -- or whatever is left of it -- could make a loop and head back into the Caribbean, and then, maybe move over Florida. On November 3, Hurricane Eta made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm. 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.  In Sulaco, a 15-year-old boy drowned while trying to cross a rain-swollen river. Eta's Storm History. With a peak intensity of 150 mph (240 km/h) and 923 mbar (hPa; 27.26 inHg), it was the third most intense November Atlantic hurricane on record, behind the 1932 Cuba hurricane, and Hurricane Iota just two weeks later.  The National Police of Honduras was tasked to advise passengers of roadways blocked by a landslide or flooding.  Among the dead were at least four people, including three children, who were killed in the mountains outside the north coast city of Tela due to different landslides.  Coastal zones in Cuba were also flooded and about 25,000 people were forced to evacuate. There was a … It is the eighth Atlantic storm this season to hit the meteorologists’ definition for rapid intensification — a gain of 56km/h in wind speed in just 24 hours. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.  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