Tropical Storm Eta

Event Overview

  • Eta center will be close to the Florida Keys early Monday morning, and then slows it down over the southeast Gulf of Mexico from mid to late week
  • The greatest threat from Eta will be flooding rainfall
  • Increase coverage and intensity of showers and squalls expected north of Eta, tonight through Monday
  • Eta will be a broad and sloppy system with impacts extending well beyond the cone and away from the center of the storm

Potential Local Impacts

  • Initial estimates for timing of strongest impacts:
    • Early Sunday evening through early Monday evening
  • Sustained winds of 30-40 mph with gusts of 50-60mph 
  • Forecasted rainfall of 2-3 inches with isolated totals up to 6 inches
  • Hazardous marine and surf conditions throughout the week
  • Brevard is now under a Tropical Storm Warning

Protective Action Recommendations

  • Stay informed
  • Ensure that you, your family and home are prepared:
    • Shelter in place; Stay indoors where it's safe
    • Be prepared for a loss of power; have working flashlights
    • Don't run generators indoors
    • Stay off roadways if possible
    • Don't drive on causeways during high wind events
    • Don't visit the beach to look at storm and ocean conditions
    • Don't drive around to look at storm damage
    • Don't wade, swim or drive through flooded roadways
    • Don't touch anything in contact with power lines, including water or water puddles that may be near downed power lines