Tropical Storm Eta – Update #1 – 11/4/2020

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Eta, and much remains unknown about the storm’s path.  Here’s what we know today:

Through Sunday morning, heavy rainfall from Eta will lead to catastrophic, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding across portions of Central America. Eta is expected to become a tropical depression tonight.

Eta is forecast to regain tropical storm strength before it moves across portions of Cuba and approaches southern Florida this weekend.

While is too soon for the National Hurricane Center to determine the exact timing, magnitude and location of possible impacts from wind and rainfall, UF units with operations in South Florida and Florida Keys should monitor forecasts through the week and be ready follow guidance from local officials.

No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes as information becomes available.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center


Published: November 4th, 2020

Category: 2020 Weather Alerts