Tropical Storm Eta – Update #6 – 11/9/2020
University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Eta. Here’s what we know today:
Life-threatening flash flooding will be possible across urban areas of southeast Florida today. Currently, all hurricane watches and warnings and storm surge watches and warnings are canceled for Florida. Gusts to tropical storm-force are still possible in the heavier rain bands thought this afternoon in South Florida and the Keys. A tropical storm warning is in effect only for the Dry Tortugas.
Eta could approach the Florida Gulf Coast later this week as a tropical storm and possibly bring impacts from rain, wind and storm surge. Minor river flooding is also possible for Central Florida.
UF units with operations in Central Florida should closely monitor forecasts and be ready to follow guidance from local officials.
No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operation changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville as of now. Significant uncertainty remains in the forecast for mid-week and later. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes as information becomes available.
For more information, please visit National Hurricane Center