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Posted on: November 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Eta Update

Weather Alert

WEATHER ALERT: Please note that Village teams are preparing and will be ready to mobilize if necessary.
The Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring Tropical Depression Eta in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 miles east of Belize City, Belize.  
Current location: 17.5N / 87.3W (Approximately 690 miles SW of Miami-Dade County)
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 35 MPH
Forward Speed: 7 MPH
Forward Direction: North
Potential for further development or weakening:  Tropical Depression Eta will move across the northwestern Caribbean Sea today, approach the Cayman Islands Saturday, and be near Cuba Saturday night and Sunday.  Eta is forecast to become a tropical storm again later today, with further strengthening likely through early Sunday.
Potential Impact for Miami-Dade County: Periods of heavy rain are likely tonight into early next week in association with Eta.  Given saturated ground this may lead to flooding. Potential rain amounts of 6 to 8 inches with isolated higher totals up to 15 inches possible. 
Current Miami-Dade County Actions: Monitoring
Current related watches and warnings for Miami-Dade County:  A Flood Watch will be in effect from this evening through Tuesday evening.  A Wind Advisory will be in effect from 7:00 PM this evening to 6:00 AM Saturday.  
know that VillagePlease know that Village teams are preparing and will be ready to mobilize if necessary. 
The Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management will continue to provide updates on this weather system as it evolves. Detailed information on this system can be found at (Mobile:  For forecast information specific to your area please visit:


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