Tropical Storm Eta Still a Threat to Gulf Coast

After hitting the Florida Keys, Eta projected to head north.

Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida, Sunday with sustained wind speeds just under the threshold of a Category 1 hurricane at that time. While Eta is currently over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters anticipate the storm will head north to the Gulf Coast in the coming days.

While watches and warnings have been canceled for the present, winds are expected to increase and the storm system may return to hurricane status as it travels. When Eta hit Nicaragua last week, it was a Category 4 Hurricane.

Eta is the first storm of the 2020 hurricane season to directly impact the Florida Keys and Peninsula, with south Florida experiencing flooding after receiving 10-16 inches of rain. Eta is also the first tropical storm to make landfall in the month of November in twenty-two years. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has had a record 29 named storm systems so far.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That those in the path of the storm would be protected.
  • For those states that have already weathered multiple hurricanes or tropical storms in 2020.
  • For wisdom for federal, state, and local officials as they track the storm.

Sources: AccuWeather,, National Hurricane Center


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