Tropical Storm Eta is dumping torrents of blustery rain on Florida’s west coast as it slogs over the state after making landfall north of the heavily populated Tampa Bay area
By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press
November 12, 2020, 12:21 PM
• 4 min read
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Storm Eta dumped torrents of blustery rain on Florida’s west coast as it moved over Florida after making landfall north of the heavily populated Tampa Bay area Thursday morning.
The storm slogged ashore near Cedar Key, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami predicted Eta would then move northeast across Florida as it loses strength. Eta briefly gained hurricane strength Wednesday morning, but forecasters said it later weakened to tropical storm status.
There were no immediate reports of any injuries or serious damage in the Tampa Bay area as the storm skirted past that region Wednesday afternoon….
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