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Tropical Storm Eta Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 48A
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL  AL292020
731 AM EST Thu Nov 12 2020

This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

**CENTER OF ETA MOVING ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA**

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 50 miles northeast of Cedar Key FL
    - 29.7N 82.4W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 35 degrees at 13 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Eta has made landfall and is moving across north Florida
this morning. The remaining threat from Eta continues to be higher than
normal tides through this afternoon.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Higher than normal tides will be possible through this afternoon, with
water levels running from 1 to 3 feet above normal high tide. Minor
saltwater flooding of low-lying locations may occur. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chainsaws and axes. 
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. 
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roofs or power lines can 
be especially dangerous. If you are not in good health or unsure 
about what you are doing, have someone with tree cutting experience 
do the job. Never cut trees without a partner.

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 Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 
regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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