Storm Eta again hit the coast of Florida

Forecasters predict heavy rain.

Tropical storm Eta hit the West coast of Florida.

According to the national hurricane center, when the center of the storm was in Cedar Key, the maximum sustained wind speed was 85 kilometers per hour.

Forecasters predict that Eta will bring up to eight centimeters of rain to some Florida areas, after which it will go out into the Atlantic Ocean.

There were no reports of serious damage.

Authorities closed some bridges due to strong winds, and Tampa international airport suspended operations but plans to open.

The Federal and state governments have issued emergency orders to simplify the response.

The storm made landfall in Nicaragua a major hurricane and killed at least 120 people in Central America. The storm later passed over Cuba and the Florida Keys before turning and re-hitting Florida.

Eta is the 28th named storm in the current Atlantic hurricane season. Storm Theta this week was the 29th, breaking the 2005 record.

Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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