[109] However, the searching was called off two days later. [116][117][118] Residents in low-lying areas of San Ignacio had to be evacuated from their homes. If it regains hurricane strength, that would break the record for most landfalling U.S. hurricanes. Hurricane season doesn't end until Nov. 30, although storms sometimes form after that date. [41][42] The storm completed its transition on November 13. 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. [80] Over 100 people were buried from the landslide, and rescuers began searching them on November 9. An increase of 1500 m3s−1 in flow at the Peñitas Dam has prompted evacuation plans. 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 … [86], Hurricane Eta had disastrous effects on Honduras, largely due to catastrophic flooding. [60], Although not in the direct path of Eta, the fringe effects of the hurricane were expected to cause disruptions in Panama. [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). By November 7, more than 16,000 people had been rescued while 65,912 people remained isolated across 64 communities. Theta, the 29th, was centered Friday south … The expected path of Eta recalls Hurricane Mitch, from 1998, which killed more than 11,000 people, mostly in Honduras and Nicaragua. [101] A wall collapsed at a prison in El Progreso letting in waist-deep floodwaters, causing the evacuation of more than 600 inmates. [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. [76] Preliminary damage in the nation were almost ₡10 billion (US$16.5 million). 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. Once the system began to reorganize in the Caribbean, tropical storm watches were issued on November 5, in the Cayman Islands. [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. [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". [62], 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. [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. Relief efforts for those affected by the storm were extensive and widespread, involving several countries. It serves areas from Pinellas County up to Mexico Beach, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The next day, these were upgraded to tropical storm warnings in the Florida Keys and the southern tip of the peninsula. The Hurricane Center said Theta poses no immediate threat to any land areas as it spins in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. 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. The National Hurricane Center called the eastward shift "the biggest surprise" of the day's forecast. [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]. [71] Later, Hurricane Warnings were issued for the Florida Keys. More watches were issued in parts of Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas, and South Florida. It later reorganized over the Caribbean as it accelerated toward Cuba on November 7. Nationwide, 1,991 people required evacuation due to floods and landslides. [10] 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. [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. [132] Losses statewide were estimated at US$1 billion. With flooding beginning during the overnight hours of November 2, the National Emergency Commission (NCE) established multiple shelters for evacuees. A ferry leaving Roatán was rocked by large waves and winds with 300 passengers onboard while trying to reach the port of La Ceiba. [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. [99] In Santa Barbara a 2-year-old girl was killed when she and her mother were swept away by floodwaters; the mother survived. [81], Heavy rainfall affected much of El Salvador as Eta passed to the northeast. Several Emergency Response Units stationed globally were to be dispatched to affected areas. Hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings were issued along the coast of Honduras and Northeastern Nicaragua as Eta approached. [65][66] Later that day, these were upgraded to tropical storm warnings in some provinces. [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. Downed trees and tree branches also resulted. [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. [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. [112] 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. [citation needed], Initial relief efforts in Nicaragua were stymied by extensive flooding and persistent rainfall. by Brian Burgess | Nov 11, 2020 . NHC forecasters say that a west-northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is expected this afternoon through Thursday morning. [25], On November 6, tropical storm watches were issued for the Florida Keys and parts of the coast of the Florida peninsula. November 12, 2020. [122], The outer bands of Eta brought tropical storm-force gusts to South Florida beginning on November 7. Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 7th Greek alphabet storm. The agency planned to set up three types of shelters due to the COVID-19 pandemic: infected persons, suspected infected persons, and non-infected persons. [136] The governments of Japan and Spain pledged to donate relief items. [46] A tropical storm watch was also issued from west of Punta Patuca westward to Punta Castilla late that same day. [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. 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. It pulled in 350 contractors from its … [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. [137][138] Extreme rainfall and mudflows caused by the storm destroyed or damaged much of what was being rebuilt. [76] A bridge crossing the Río Grande de Zacapa in Jocotán was washed away. [136] By November 7, Taiwan and the United States collectively provided US$320,000 in funding to Guatemala to purchase food and water. A total of 107 communities experienced power outages. In the Chiapas highlands more than 2000 homes were destroyed. 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. [6][7] At 03:00 UTC on November 1, the system intensified into Tropical Storm Eta,[8] 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. "Stay weather aware today South Florida, and have a way to receive warnings!" [67], Late on November 6, tropical storm watches were issued for the northwestern Bahamas. [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. 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. Wind speeds of 75 km/h (47 mph) downed the trees and damaged houses, and Eta also caused severe flooding on the island. [96] Two people in the municipality of Bonanza died after they were buried in a landslide while working in a mine. An emergency appeal for 20 million Swiss francs (US$22 million) was made to supplement local Red Cross activities in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. [139][140], 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. In Tabasco, more than 10 rivers have overflowed their banks. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. One person was killed in Florida after being electrocuted in floodwaters from Eta. Government schools were closed in the islands on November 6 due to the threat of Eta. A peak wind gust of 53 mph was reported in these outer bands near Dania Beach on November 7. [85] Over 80,000 people were affected in the Mexican states of Chiapas and Tabasco by rains of Hurricane Eta and a cold front. Some weakening took place as the system made landfall near Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, late that same day. [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. [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. [63], Once the Cayman Islands came close to the cone of Tropical Depression Eta on November 5, tropical storm watches were issued for Grand Cayman and all of the other islands. [94] At the Getsemani School, where 215 people were sheltering, Eta's strong winds ripped 10 sheets of metal off the school's roof. [133], Moisture from Eta combined with a cold front moving eastward across the Eastern United States, generating extremely heavy rainfall across Virginia and the Carolinas. [78][111], The outer bands of Hurricane Eta brought heavy rainfall to portions of Costa Rica. [36] 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).[37]. [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. [97] Overall, Eta caused C$6.128 billion (US$178.4 million) of damage in Nicaragua. [135] Numerous agencies coordinated with the IFRC to establish shelters and provide relief. [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. [82] 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. Theta transitioned to a "regular" tropical storm Tuesday afternoon. Eta knocked down power lines and trees while damaging roofs and causing flooding in Puerto Cabezas. One person was taken to the hospital in South Florida after being rescued from flooded roads. [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. [57], The Civil Protection Directorate of El Salvador evacuated residents in Tecoluca after setting up 1,152 shelters across the country. Over 10 inches (250 mm) of rain fell in some areas of North and South Carolina. [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. [68] The next day, these watches were upgraded to tropical storm warnings. 65 miles north-northwest of St. Petersburg, has been hit by five tropical storms or hurricanes this year, record for named storms in a single season was broken, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. A hurricane watch has been issued for Florida's west coast as Tropical Storm Eta continued to strengthen. [105] A 37-year-old man also drowned in San Manuel, in western Lempira department. Eta was the 28th named storm of a busy Atlantic hurricane season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. 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. [61] The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) advised residents to stay vigilant for possible flooding and landslides. [53] The Honduran Air Force prepared two planes to send 4,000 pounds of food to La Mosquitia, Gracias a Dios. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. The Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras reported that 14 roads and 339 homes were destroyed. Eta is the record-breaking 12th named tropical system to strike the continental U.S. … The Government of Honduras allocated US$2 million in funds and formally appealed for international aid on November 5. Damage across the archipelago reached COL$3 billion (US$777,000). 6 days ago. 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 … [19] It fell below major hurricane status just three hours after landfall at 00:00 UTC on November 4. [104] In Sulaco, a 15-year-old boy drowned while trying to cross a rain-swollen river. 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. 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. [124] In Brickell, recently installed storm water pumps to deal with tidal flooding and storms helped clear the flood water from the rain and high tide event. [33][34] 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. [99] Four members of the same family died in the municipality of Gualala due to heavy rains. [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. Access to clean water was significantly disrupted due to high turbidity and power outages, though 60% of service was restored by November 7. [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). [59], Costa Rica's National Meteorological Institute forecast widespread rainfall in association with the outer bands of Eta, primarily along the Pacific coastline. [102] At least 74 people have been killed across Honduras as a result of Eta, mainly due to landslides and drownings. Landslides were expected in many areas due to saturated soils. The 2020 hurricane season has been relentless and record-breaking. [113] In southern Costa Rica, a landslide onto a house killed two residents, a Costa Rican woman and an American man. Seagoing vessels were alerted to dangerous swells in Caribbean waters along with wind gusts up to 37 mph (60 km/h). People left homeless were moved to various shelters after the storm had passed. Eta rapidly weakened to a tropical depression as it meandered across Central America for two days before moving north over water. [111] Despite a ban on fishing activities, one fisherman drowned off the coast of Playa El Espino in the Usulután Department. [27] It then held its strength and decelerated slightly before making landfall on the south central coast of Cuba at 09:00 UTC. [58] The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River cleared pipes to prevent flooding in communities along the river. The heaviest rains were concentrated along the nation's Pacific coast, especially in Guanacaste Province. The formation of Eta tied 2005's record for most storms in a hurricane … MPO road crews were dispatched to ensure highways remained clear for travel. 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 border and the northeastern coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras–Nicaragua border to Puerto Cabezas, respectively. 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. 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