[49] 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. [98] 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. [119], 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. [48] 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. [124] 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. Where is Eta now? CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Regional Specialized Meteorological Center, archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, List of Florida hurricanes (2000–present), Five-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook, Two-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook, Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine Discussion Number 1, Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine Advisory Number 1, "Tropical Storm Eta likely to form in Caribbean to start potentially busy November in the tropics", Tropical Storm Eta Intermediate Advisory Number 4A, Hurricane Eta Intermediate Advisory Number 8A, "Eta Intensifies Into One of Most Intense November Hurricanes on Record Ahead of Catastrophic Central America Hit", "Hurricane Eta gaining historic strength, may be Category 5 when it hits Central America. [41][42] The storm completed its transition on November 13. Theta transitioned to a "regular" tropical storm Tuesday afternoon. After briefly regaining hurricane strength it weakened once more and accelerated across the Southeastern United States on November 12. [39] The storm further degraded and weakened over land as it accelerated north-northeastward, eventually emerging over the waters of the Atlantic near the Florida–Georgia border at 18:00 UTC. [35] 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. In San Cristóbal de las Casas many neighborhoods were damaged by the flooding Amarillo and Fogótico rivers. [76] Preliminary damage in the nation were almost ₡10 billion (US$16.5 million). Downed trees and tree branches also resulted. The Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras reported that 14 roads and 339 homes were destroyed. Hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings were issued along the coast of Honduras and Northeastern Nicaragua as Eta approached. U.S. With flooding beginning during the overnight hours of November 2, the National Emergency Commission (NCE) established multiple shelters for evacuees. [87] Agricultural loss was estimated at US$11 million. [30] 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. If it regains hurricane strength, that would break the record for most landfalling U.S. hurricanes. A hurricane watch has been issued for Florida's west coast as Tropical Storm Eta continued to strengthen. [135] The agency began relief operations on November 4 in Nicaragua, and soon expanded to neighboring nations. The heaviest rains were concentrated along the nation's Pacific coast, especially in Guanacaste Province. Cayman Islands, Cuba in path of Eta after hurricane kills at least 50 in Central America. [120], Eta bought heavy rainfall in areas already dealing with overflowing rivers. At least eleven [91] people were killed due to flooding in the Carolinas, including a child, while over 33 people were rescued in a flooded campground. [81] An estimated 343,000 people were directly affected by the storm. [104] In Sulaco, a 15-year-old boy drowned while trying to cross a rain-swollen river. In Charlotte, North Carolina, more than 140 people were rescued from a school when floodwaters reached the first-floor windows. [2] 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. Early on November 1, the governments of Honduras and Nicaragua issued Hurricane Watches and Warnings for the northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Honduras–Nicaragua borderand the northeastern coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras–Nicaragua border to Puerto Cabezas, respectively. Its slow, meandering path north through Honduras pushed rivers over their banks. "There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the Florida Gulf Coast from Bonita Beach to Suwannee River, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor," the center said. [64] The next day, tropical storm warnings were put into effect for all of the islands. [55] 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. [127] One of the state's largest COVID-19 testing sites, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, was flooded. The National Hurricane Center called the eastward shift "the biggest surprise" of the day's forecast. A total of 6 homes were destroyed while another 64 homes and 24 businesses suffered damage. [40] Eta bottomed out with winds of 40 mph (65 km/h) before restrengthening as it began its extratropical transition. [53] The Honduran Air Force prepared two planes to send 4,000 pounds of food to La Mosquitia, Gracias a Dios. Eta is the record-breaking 12th named tropical system to strike the continental U.S. this season and was the first tropical storm to make a November landfall in Florida since Mitch in 1998, according to Phil Klotzbach, a Colorado State University meteorologist. Nationwide, 1,991 people required evacuation due to floods and landslides. Eta made landfall on Lower Matecumbe Key late Sunday. Tropical Storm Eta is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge to the Florida Gulf Coast early Thursday with heavy rainfall across west and central Florida and possible flash flooding in south Florida. [47], With the threat of 14–21 feet (4.3–6.4 m) of storm surge along the coastline, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega issued a yellow alert for the departments of Jinotega, Nueva Segovia, and the North Caribbean Autonomous Region on October 31, which were upgraded to a red alert by November 2. The 2020 hurricane season has been relentless and record-breaking. [38] 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). Shortly after its upgrade, however, another shot of dry air rapidly eroded the convective pattern and caused the eye feature to dissipate, causing Eta to weaken back into a tropical storm at 18:00 UTC. Path for Hurricane Eta swerves sharply eastward. The storm had 65 mph winds when it zeroed in on the island just southwest of Islamorada. The storm was expected to approach the west-central coast Wednesday evening and rapidly weaken as it moves inland over the northern portion of the Florida peninsula Thursday. It serves areas from Pinellas County up to Mexico Beach, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in 2018. An increase of 1500 m3s−1 in flow at the Peñitas Dam has prompted evacuation plans. [108] The village of Queja near San Cristobal Verapaz in the center of the country was particularly hard-hit, with a landslide burying 150 homes. Nobody was injured or killed on the ferry. People left homeless were moved to various shelters after the storm had passed. [77], The National Civil Protection System in Panama, Sinaproc, reported that 200 homes were damaged by rainfall, possibly associated with Eta. Landslides were expected in many areas due to saturated soils. [141], For similarly-named storms in the Western Pacific, see, Hurricane Eta just prior to peak intensity east of. [25], On November 6, tropical storm watches were issued for the Florida Keys and parts of the coast of the Florida peninsula. The system rapidly organized as it progressed west, with the cyclone ultimately becoming a Category 4 hurricane on November 3. [129] 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. [134], 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". Last week, it was unclear whether the storm would strike Louisiana, which has been hit by five tropical storms or hurricanes this year – an all-time record for the state. Eta was the 28th named storm of a busy Atlantic hurricane season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. [116][117][118] Residents in low-lying areas of San Ignacio had to be evacuated from their homes. [107] At least 53 people died across Guatemala, while an additional 96 remain missing. [83][84], 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. Eta has made a final landfall in Florida, where it will continue to produce rainfall and gusty winds on Thursday. [16] However, it was reported by The Washington Post that several meteorologists believed Eta peaked as a Category 5 hurricane based on satellite imagery estimates as well as a lack of aircraft observations due to several mechanical issues. The next day, these were upgraded to tropical storm warnings in the Florida Keys and the southern tip of the peninsula. [24][25][26] 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. Theta, the 29th, was centered Friday south … In all, 11 deaths were attributed to the storm in the U.S. Nearly $8 billion in damages have been reported across all affected areas by Eta as of December 2020.[1]. Eta was the 28th named storm of this year's hurricane season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. NHC forecasters say that a west-northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is expected this afternoon through Thursday morning. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. [11] Six hours later, the storm strengthened into a high-end Category 2 hurricane as a small pinhole eye became apparent in visible satellite imagery. [129] 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. [23] 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. [136] The governments of Japan and Spain pledged to donate relief items. In the Chiapas highlands more than 2000 homes were destroyed. 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 Raleigh, North Carolina, multiple car accidents occurred due to slick roads. [19] It fell below major hurricane status just three hours after landfall at 00:00 UTC on November 4. As of 4 a.m. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. "Stay weather aware today South Florida, and have a way to receive warnings!" 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. Elsewhere, yet another system could evolve over the Caribbean late this week to this weekend, according to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Eta was the 28th named storm of a busy Atlantic hurricane season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. [130][131] 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. The American, Swiss, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and German Red Cross were positioned to assist any operations. 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. This also brought it into an area of even dryer air, causing the storm to weaken and its radius of gale-force winds to shrink. [27] It then held its strength and decelerated slightly before making landfall on the south central coast of Cuba at 09:00 UTC. Airbnb readied its Open Homes partnership in Honduras and Nicaragua, providing residents with free housing. [122], The outer bands of Eta brought tropical storm-force gusts to South Florida beginning on November 7. [14] 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. 51 of 51 Jett Tanner, 68, from Tampa, looks out to … According to AccuWeather, this is the latest in the calendar year that there were two storms swirling simultaneously in the Atlantic basin since Nov. 10, 1932. [75] Across the archipelago, two people were injured and 141 families were affected. [57], The Civil Protection Directorate of El Salvador evacuated residents in Tecoluca after setting up 1,152 shelters across the country. Subtropical Storm Theta set a new record for the most named storms in a hurricane season in the U.S., according to the National Hurricane Center … Theta is the 29th named storm of 2020, breaking the record of 28 from 2005, the National Hurricane Center said. [18] Land interaction caused Eta to rapidly weaken as it moved slowly westward after landfall with its eye disappearing and its central convection weakening. A total of 107 communities experienced power outages. Eta made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday evening and left thousands of Floridians without power. [136], 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. [46] A tropical storm watch was also issued from west of Punta Patuca westward to Punta Castilla late that same day. [85] Over 80,000 people were affected in the Mexican states of Chiapas and Tabasco by rains of Hurricane Eta and a cold front. [69] 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. Relief efforts for those affected by the storm were extensive and widespread, involving several countries. by Brian Burgess | Nov 11, 2020 . Many places are currently without power. [52], A red alert was placed for Honduran departments of Gracias a Dios, Colón, Atlántida, Islas de la Bahía, and Olancho while a yellow alert was declared for Santa Bárbara, Francisco Morazán, Comayagua, El Paraíso, Yoro, and Cortés. Theta, the 29th, was centered Friday south-southeast of the Azores, and moving east with top sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph). [65], On November 6, the Government of Cuba issued a tropical storm watch for the provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, La Habana, Havana, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth. [29], 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. [97] Overall, Eta caused C$6.128 billion (US$178.4 million) of damage in Nicaragua. [111] Despite a ban on fishing activities, one fisherman drowned off the coast of Playa El Espino in the Usulután Department. Forecasters are predicting that a new storm, Hurricane Theta, may travel the same path as Eta towards Central America with potentially similar impacts. [72] 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.[34][73]. The projected path of Tropical Storm Eta now includes Florida, which could feel its impact this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.. Key West, Miami, and Fort Myers, Florida, are in the center of the projections for impacts as early as Sunday, with potential landfall. [50] 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. Donations worth millions of USD had been given to affected countries to help recoveries. [58] The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River cleared pipes to prevent flooding in communities along the river. Tropical Storm Eta – former Category 4 Hurricane Eta – crashed into Central America on Tuesday with 140-mph winds at landfall. [17] 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). By November 8, 14,362 people remained in shelters and required hygiene supplies. [61] The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) advised residents to stay vigilant for possible flooding and landslides. [68] The next day, these watches were upgraded to tropical storm warnings. [105] A 37-year-old man also drowned in San Manuel, in western Lempira department. [93], As Eta neared landfall, its powerful winds downed power lines and trees while causing flooding and damaging roofs in Puerto Cabezas. The record for named storms in a single season was broken early Tuesday morning with the formation of Subtropical Storm Theta far out in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. [20] Eta continued to weaken rapidly, dropping to tropical storm status at 09:00 UTC,[21] and to a tropical depression at 00:00 UTC on November 5. 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. [88], Communities along the Macal and Mopan rivers in western Belize experienced severe flooding due to Hurricane Eta. Some weakening took place as the system made landfall near Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, late that same day. Eta was the 28th named storm of a busy Atlantic hurricane season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. [5][6] 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. [9], Continuing westward in response to a low- to mid-level ridge that extended from the subtropical Atlantic southwestward to Cuba and The Bahamas, Eta slowly organized throughout the day as a central dense overcast (CDO) began to form atop its center. [3] The disturbance steadily moved westward into a more favorable upper-level environment and very warm waters. Only three other Atlantic hurricane seasons on record have had at least 12 hurricanes, and Eta is the strongest Atlantic hurricane to occur this late in the calendar year since 2016. [110] Infrastructural damage were amounted to be exceed Q3 billion (US$386 million). [128], On November 11, a sailboat became lodged partially underneath the Matlacha Bridge, causing the bridge to be temporarily closed thus cutting off transportation to and from Pine Island. Contributing: Doyle Rice; Cheryl McCloud, Sarasota Herald-Tribune. One person was killed in Florida after being electrocuted in floodwaters from Eta. A ferry leaving Roatán was rocked by large waves and winds with 300 passengers onboard while trying to reach the port of La Ceiba. It pulled in 350 contractors from its … Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 7th Greek alphabet storm. [15] 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. [103] A 13-year-old girl was killed when a mudflow caused her home to collapse in the village of Carmen. [136], With assistance from CONRED (Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres), the Government of Guatemala focused relief efforts in the departments of Izabal, Petén, and Alta Verapaz. 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 Autonomous Executive Port Commission considered temporarily closing the El Salvador International Airport due to Eta. Damage across the archipelago reached COL$3 billion (US$777,000). [51] More than 10,000 people sought refuge at shelters in Puerto Cabezas and surrounding villages. [94] At the Getsemani School, where 215 people were sheltering, Eta's strong winds ripped 10 sheets of metal off the school's roof. About 98 tons of food and water were given to Nicaragua and Honduras from Panama. [54] The National Police of Honduras was tasked to advise passengers of roadways blocked by a landslide or flooding. [95] The Wawa River that connects Puerto Cabezas to the rest of Nicaragua overflowed its banks. It later reorganized over the Caribbean as it accelerated toward Cuba on November 7. [99] In Santa Barbara a 2-year-old girl was killed when she and her mother were swept away by floodwaters; the mother survived. [32] 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. 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 bor… One person was taken to the hospital in South Florida after being rescued from flooded roads. [59], Costa Rica's National Meteorological Institute forecast widespread rainfall in association with the outer bands of Eta, primarily along the Pacific coastline. [92], 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. [109] However, the searching was called off two days later. [115] Flooding in Panama's Chiriqui province, near the Costa Rica border killed 19 people. Hurricane Eta was also the latest calendar year hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Kate in 1985, Klotzbach said. [56] In response to Hurricane Eta, in order to limit movements and protect human lives, the Honduran government canceled the Morazanico national holiday. Full estimates of the tremendous damage in Nicaragua and Honduras might not be available for days or longer. [121] Coastal zones in Cuba were also flooded and about 25,000 people were forced to evacuate. [70] Residents of mobile homes and other vulnerable structures in the Florida Keys were told to evacuate ahead of Tropical Storm Eta as a state of emergency was declared in several counties including Monroe and Miami-Dade. [123] Florida Power & Light reported just over 30,000 power outages in the Miami metropolitan area, including nearly 16,000 in Miami-Dade County alone. An "extremely dangerous" hurricane named Eta lashed the north coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday as it … The Hurricane Center said Theta poses no immediate threat to any land areas as it spins in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. 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