Heavy rainfall from Eta will continue across portions of Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and southern Florida and spread north into central Florida. Life-threatening flash flooding will be possible across inundated urban areas of southeast Florida today. Flash and urban flooding will also be possible for Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and the remainder of southern Florida, along with potential minor river flooding in central Florida.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in parts of Florida as Tropical Storm Eta spins towards South Florida.
Governor issued Executive Order 20-277, declaring a state of emergency in the following counties “out of an abundance of caution”:
- Palm Beach
- Tropical storm conditions will continue across portions of the
Florida Keys, and south and central Florida today.
- Water levels will gradually recede along portions of the southern coast of the Florida peninsula and Keys. Residents in these areas should follow any advice given by local officials.
- Eta could approach the Florida Gulf Coast later this week as a tropical storm, and possibly bring impacts from rain, wind, and storm surge. Interests in this area should monitor the progress of Eta and updates to the forecast this week.