Theta is the 29th named storm of 2020, breaking the record of 28 from 2005, the National Hurricane Center said. With flooding beginning during the overnight hours of November 2, the National Emergency Commission (NCE) established multiple shelters for evacuees. MPO road crews were dispatched to ensure highways remained clear for travel. [105] Total economic losses in Honduras are estimated in excess of 125 billion lempiras (US$5 billion). [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. The heaviest rains were concentrated along the nation's Pacific coast, especially in Guanacaste Province. Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:34:04 +0000: Atlantic Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta Advisory Number 52 - Atlantic Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta Advisory Number 52 000 WTNT34 KNHC 130833 TCPAT4 BULLETIN Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta Advisory Number 52 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL292020 There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time. Live hurricane tracker, latest maps & forecasts for Atlantic & Pacific tropical cyclones, including Disturbance 95S, Tropical Cyclone Krovanh. [104] A 37-year-old man also drowned in San Manuel, in western Lempira department. [41][42] The storm completed its transition on November 13. The 2020 hurricane season continues its relentless onslaught as Eta, the 28th named storm of the season, lashes Central America with torrential rains and whipping winds. To date, more than 200 people have died, though the full extent of casualties is still unknown. [50] Just before the storm's arrival, the Nicaraguan Army moved red-helmeted troops to Puerto Cabezas to help in search and rescue efforts that would occur due to Eta. Donations worth millions of USD had been given to affected countries to help recoveries. Click to enlarge (CNS): Hurricane Eta was packing winds of more than 90mph on Monday morning as it moved westward over 300 miles south of Grand Cayman. 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Seagoing vessels were alerted to dangerous swells in Caribbean waters along with wind gusts up to 37 mph (60 km/h). [20] Eta continued to weaken rapidly, dropping to tropical storm status at 09:00 UTC,[21] and to a tropical depression at 00:00 UTC on November 5. [102] A 13-year-old girl was killed when a mudflow caused her home to collapse in the village of Carmen. 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 Cuba. [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]. Eta is the 12th hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, which started in June. However, just two weeks later, all efforts were hindered greatly by Hurricane Iota. [2] At 12:00 UTC on October 29, the area of focus shifted to two merging tropical waves moving into the Eastern Caribbean that were expected to enter the region. The storm was expected to approach the west-central coast Wednesday evening and rapidly weaken as it moves inland over the northern portion of the Florida peninsula Thursday. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. Eta was about 65 miles north-northwest of St. Petersburg, and moving north at 10 mph with top winds of 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 1 a.m. EST update. [64] The next day, tropical storm warnings were put into effect for all of the islands. 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[citation needed], Initial relief efforts in Nicaragua were stymied by extensive flooding and persistent rainfall. Eta could be near hurricane strength Wednesday morning. More than 10,000 people sought refuge at shelters in Puerto Cabezas and surrounding villages. [74] Across the archipelago, two people were injured and 141 families were affected. [3] The disturbance steadily moved westward into a more favorable upper-level environment and very warm waters. Tropical Storm Eta is finally moving away from Florida after dumping rain on much of the state and leaving at least one person dead. Typically Central America is a graveyard for hurricanes — but not Eta. [123] 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. [126] One of the state's largest COVID-19 testing sites, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, was flooded. Approximately 2.5 million were affected by the storm, including 1.7 million in Honduras. [15] According to the NHC, the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center for the Atlantic, Eta maintained its peak winds as it reached its lowest recorded pressure of 923 mbar (hPa; 27.26 inHg) at 06:00 UTC, thus marking its peak intensity as a high-end Category 4 hurricane. One person was taken to the hospital in South Florida after being rescued from flooded roads. [25], On November 6, tropical storm watches were issued for the Florida Keys and parts of the coast of the Florida peninsula. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite … 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 Cuba. "There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the Florida Gulf Coast from Bonita Beach to Suwannee River, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor," the center said. Many Emergency Response Units were to be dispatched globally to help support affected people. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Hurricane Eta Tracker. Tropical Storm Eta was moving west-southwest over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and maintaining 50-mph winds, according to the 4 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Eta … Despite passing north of the San Andrés Island, part of the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Eta still brought considerable damage to the island. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Gulf coast including Tampa Bay. Government schools were closed in the islands on November 6 due to the threat of Eta. The 2020 hurricane season has been relentless and record-breaking. Eta is the twenty-eighth named storm of the 2020 season which ties the record for the number of named storms set in 2005. infographic [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. Hurricane forecast: Three potential paths for strengthening Tropical Storm Eta | WeatherTiger Rainmaker: We avoided worst, but Eta - first 2020 storm to make landfall in the state - … ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just as the remnants of Eta finally blew out to sea on Friday, another storm formed that could follow its path of death and destruction into Central America this weekend. The Category 4 storm roared through Central America last week, leaving a path of destruction. Over 100,000 families have been displaced or forced to abandon their homes. In Tabasco, more than 10 rivers have overflowed their banks. The record for named storms in a single season was broken early Tuesday morning with the formation of Subtropical Storm Theta far out in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. When Eta formed in the Caribbean, it tied the 2005 record for the most named storms in a single Atlantic hurricane season at 28. 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. Airbnb readied its Open Homes partnership in Honduras and Nicaragua, providing residents with free housing. [95] Two people in the municipality of Bonanza died after they were buried in a landslide while working in a mine. [75] A bridge crossing the Río Grande de Zacapa in Jocotán was washed away. [51] More than 10,000 people sought refuge at shelters in Puerto Cabezas and surrounding villages. An estimated 2.5 million people were directly affected by the storm, including 1.7 million in Honduras. The storm now appears headed for landfall in west Florida by Thursday. [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. Eta is the 28th storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ties the 2005 season for the most storms on record. The storm unleashed a deluge that flooded entire neighborhoods and filled some homes with rising water. It’s a massive Cat 5 storm following an almost identical path as Cat 4 Hurricane Eta just 13 days ago. [4] This allowed it to become better organized going into October 31, although there was some question as to whether it had formed a well-defined low-level circulation (LLC). At least eleven [90] people were killed due to flooding in the Carolinas, including a child, while over 33 people were rescued in a flooded campground. ... “By 1 November, the information about the strength and path of Hurricane Eta … Damage across the archipelago reached COL$3 billion (US$777,000). [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. Hurricane experts were closely watching the Caribbean, where Tropical Storm Iota formed Friday afternoon. [69] On November 7, Hurricane Watches and Warnings were issued parallelly for much of the Florida peninsula and both Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches were extended further north. https://weather.com/.../2020-11-05-tropical-storm-hurricane-eta-tracker Eta is the 12th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 28th named Atlantic storm this season, ... Hurricane Eta's probable path as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Late Thursday and early Friday, Eta is expected to move northeastward into the western Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center. Eta knocked down power lines and trees while damaging roofs and causing flooding in Puerto Cabezas. [122] Florida Power & Light reported just over 30,000 power outages in the Miami metropolitan area, including nearly 16,000 in Miami-Dade County alone. All lanes of Interstate 95 near the city were closed due to flooding. [98] Four members of the same family died in the municipality of Gualala due to heavy rains. The Nicaraguan Red Cross coordinated distribution of supplies with the nation's government. Eta regained hurricane strength on Wednesday morning as Florida braced for a second hit from the storm.. [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). [71] Later, Hurricane Warnings were issued for the Florida Keys. After days of uncertainty over its track, residents hurried to prepare. Hurricane Eta was a devastating Category 4 hurricane that wreaked havoc across parts of Central America in early November 2020. A peak wind gust of 53 mph was reported in these outer bands near Dania Beach on November 7. With up to 155-mph winds, Hurricane Iota smashed record books on Nov. 16 as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in Nicaragua. After briefly becoming a hurricane Wednesday morning, Eta has weakened slightly and is now a high-end tropical storm with 70 mph sustained winds. In Raleigh, North Carolina, multiple car accidents occurred due to slick roads. Eta is the record-breaking 12th named tropical system to strike the continental U.S. … [94] The Wawa River that connects Puerto Cabezas to the rest of Nicaragua overflowed its banks. Hurricanes Eta and Laura have been the strongest hurricanes of 2020. Over the next five days, the system moved erratically, moving through the Florida Keys and stalling in the southern Gulf of Mexico, its intensity fluctuating along the way. [132], Moisture from Eta combined with a cold front moving eastward across the Eastern United States, generating extremely heavy rainfall across Virginia and the Carolinas. [56] In response to Hurricane Eta, in order to limit movements and protect human lives, the Honduran government canceled the Morazanico national holiday. 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. [16] However, it was reported by The Washington Post that several meteorologists believed Eta peaked as a Category 5 hurricane based on satellite imagery estimates as well as a lack of aircraft observations due to several mechanical issues. Hurricane Eta churns in the Gulf of Mexico in a satellite image captured at 8:31 a.m. [80], Heavy rainfall affected much of El Salvador as Eta passed to the northeast. Humanitarian situation reports, response plans, news, analyses, evaluations, assessments, maps, infographics and more on Hurricane Eta - Nov 2020 Nov. 19, 2020 – NASA Aids Disaster Response after Eta and Iota Hit Central America With up to 155-mph winds, Hurricane Iota smashed record books on Nov. 16 as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in Nicaragua. Eta brought heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the Cayman Islands and Cuba, the latter of which was already dealing with overflowing rivers that prompted evacuations. Updated 10:32 PM ET, Tue November 3, 2020 (CNN) Hurricane Eta pummeled northeastern Nicaragua as it made landfall on Tuesday afternoon, bringing what could be days of cataclysmic flooding in … [60], Although not in the direct path of Eta, the fringe effects of the hurricane were expected to cause disruptions in Panama. [47], With the threat of 14–21 feet (4.3–6.4 m) of storm surge along the coastline, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega issued a yellow alert for the departments of Jinotega, Nueva Segovia, and the North Caribbean Autonomous Region on October 31, which were upgraded to a red alert by November 2. National Hurricane Center Home Page. Eta is the 28th named storm in the Atlantic this hurricane season. More watches were issued in parts of Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas, and South Florida. [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. [125] Street flooding occurred in Broward, northern Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. An "extremely dangerous" hurricane named Eta lashed the north coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday as it made landfall packing heavy rain and high winds, authorities said. Wed 11 Nov 2020 05.00 EST Last modified on Tue 24 Nov 2020 12.21 EST. About 98 tons of food and water were given to Nicaragua and Honduras from Panama. Some weakening took place as the system made landfall near Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, late that same day. Later that day, a hurricane warning was issued from the Honduras–Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi while a tropical storm warning was issued for areas from Punta Patuca to the Honduras–Nicaragua bor… In Charlotte, North Carolina, more than 140 people were rescued from a school when floodwaters reached the first-floor windows. [87], Communities along the Macal and Mopan rivers in western Belize experienced severe flooding due to Hurricane Eta. Hurricane season doesn't end until Nov. 30, although storms sometimes form after that date. [75] Preliminary damage in the nation were almost ₡10 billion (US$16.5 million). [18] Land interaction caused Eta to rapidly weaken as it moved slowly westward after landfall with its eye disappearing and its central convection weakening. [79] Over 100 people were buried from the landslide, and rescuers began searching them on November 9. The American, Swiss, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and German Red Cross were positioned to assist any operations. The IFRC expressed concern over an increase in post-traumatic stress disorder, similar to what took place after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Relief efforts for those affected by the storm were extensive and widespread, involving several countries. Hurricane Eta, an unusually ... November 3, 2020. [80] An estimated 343,000 people were directly affected by the storm. Tropical Storm Eta is finally moving away from Florida after dumping rain on much of the state and leaving at least one person dead. [140], For similarly-named storms in the Western Pacific, see, Hurricane Eta just prior to peak intensity east of. Eta’s … Moisture from the storm also combined with a cold front further to the north bringing heavy rainfall and flash flooding to the Carolinas and Virginia, killing another five people in these states. [103] In Sulaco, a 15-year-old boy drowned while trying to cross a rain-swollen river. [28] Eta weakened slightly after making landfall in Cuba's Sancti Spíritus Province, but this was short-lived as it quickly moved back over water in the Atlantic Ocean and began to re-strengthen again as it turned sharply northwestward around the northeastern side of an upper-level low that had formed over the extreme northwestern Caribbean Sea near the Isle of Youth. [110] Despite a ban on fishing activities, one fisherman drowned off the coast of Playa El Espino in the Usulután Department. Hurricane Eta was also the latest calendar year hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Kate in 1985, Klotzbach said. [115], At least 27 people died as heavy rains attributed to Eta caused swelled streams and rivers. Eta was briefly a Category 1 hurricane this morning but has weakened to a tropical storm as of Wednesday night. 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. 06 (al 18 de diciembre 2020) Format Situation Report Sources. Over 10 inches (250 mm) of rain fell in some areas of North and South Carolina. The Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras reported that 14 roads and 339 homes were destroyed. [31] It then passed just south of the extreme southwestern coast of Florida as it turned westward. Eta is forecast to become a major hurricane before making landfall in Nicaragua. [40] Eta bottomed out with winds of 40 mph (65 km/h) before restrengthening as it began its extratropical transition. [43] On the next day, Eta was absorbed into another frontal system to the north. [138][139], 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. [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. Eta came ashore near Cedar Key about 4:20 a.m. with winds of 50 mph and moving at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 7th Greek alphabet storm. By November 8, 14,362 people remained in shelters and required hygiene supplies. By November 7, more than 16,000 people had been rescued while 65,912 people remained isolated across 64 communities. 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