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Tropical Storm Eta Local Statement Advisory Number 37
National Weather Service Miami FL  AL292020
1005 AM EST Mon Nov 9 2020

This product covers South Florida

**Significant flooding remains in the wake of Eta** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 220 miles west-southwest of Miami FL or about 150 miles 
      southwest of Naples FL
    - 24.6N 83.4W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement Southwest or 235 degrees at 14 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Eta is moving near the Dry Tortugas this morning and 
is forecast to move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico through the 
week. Significant flooding is impacting much of Southeast Florida 
this morning. Bands of heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts are 
still affecting Miami-Dade County and that activity is moving into 
Southwest Florida. Residents and visitors are urged to remain in 
shelter until conditions subside later today.

The primary concerns are urban and flash flooding due to torrential 
rainfall, strong wind gusts, and dangerous marine conditions through 
the day. Some gradual improvement is anticipated from east to west 
as the storm continues to pull southwestward away from Florida 
today. Tornadoes and waterspouts are also a secondary concern. Some 
minor coastal flooding of vulnerable low-lying docks, parking lots, 
and roads due to Eta is possible with the greatest risk over the 
Southwest Florida coast.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across Miami-
Dade and Broward Counties. Remain well guarded against life- 
threatening flood waters having further impacts of extensive potential.

Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across
Southwest Florida. Remain well guarded against dangerous flood waters 
having further impacts of limited to significant potential.

* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.
    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind 
      impacts accordingly.
    - Emergency work crews are restoring essential community 
      infrastructure as necessary.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.

Elsewhere across South Florida, little to no impact is anticipated.

* SURGE:
Little to no additional surge impacts expected.
    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual 
      surge impacts accordingly.
    - Emergency work crews are restoring essential community 
      infrastructure as necessary.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.

Elsewhere across South Florida, little to no impact is anticipated.

* TORNADOES:
Additional impacts from tornadoes are still a concern across South 
Florida. Remain well braced against tornado event having further 
limited impact potential.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear 
to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Remain safely sheltered until conditions improve. When going outside 
be sure to stay away from downed power lines, hazardous debris and 
flooded areas.

Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers 
interfere with the emergency work of first responders.

Do not go up on your roof until the weather conditions are safe. 
Ladders can be slippery in the rain and unexpected wind gusts can blow 
you off the roof.

If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following 
instructions provided by the manufacturer. Operate your generator in a 
well-ventilated space outside of your living area and away from open 
doors and windows.

Problems with sewer backups can further contaminate standing flood 
waters. Keep children away from flood waters. Also, listen for boil 
water alerts as tap water may have become non-potable.

Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened 
trees and/or power lines, collapse damaged structures, or cause 
flying debris.

Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered 
with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have 
been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover 
the road. Turn around, don't drown!

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Miami FL regarding the 
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$

RAG