(NSF) — Tropical Storm Eta made its second landfall in Florida Thursday morning, near Cedar Key in Levy County. As of midday, the storm was heading back out to sea, after exiting Florida near Jacksonville. More than 30 thousand people in the state remain without power according to the National Weather Service, and significant flooding remains an issue in South Florida where the storm first hit Florida on Sunday.
Several areas of the state have received six to ten inches of rainfall, with Miramar in Broward County topping 16 inches of rain. Tropical Storm Eta is the 28th named storm of the record 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Wool says Floridians need to remain ready to deal with more storms.
“We are all tired of hurricane season. Everybody has been impacted, on every stretch of US coastline. No one has been missed. So, stay vigilant, and maybe by January we can exhale and let our guard down a little bit.”
Since Eta first formed nearly two weeks ago, Tropical Storm Theta has also formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and another system, which would be called Iota, is likely to form in the coming days in the Caribbean Sea.
(From The News Service of Florida)