"Tropical Storm Eta Local Statement Advisory Number 46
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL AL292020
428 PM EST Wed Nov 11 2020
This product covers Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
**TROPICAL STORM WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF
INLAND NORTHEAST FLORIDA***
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- The Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for Coastal
Flagler, Coastal St. Johns, Inland Flagler, and Inland St. Johns
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Central Marion,
Eastern Alachua, Eastern Marion, Gilchrist, Western Alachua,
and Western Marion
- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bradford, Clay, and
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 250 miles south-southwest of Jacksonville FL
- 27.3N 83.6W
- Storm Intensity 70 mph
- Movement North or 10 degrees at 12 mph
Tropical storm Eta is forecast to track northeast across northeast
Florida through Thursday. Tropical storm watches and warnings remain
in effect for parts inland northeast FL as Eta moves through the region.
The system is forecast to weaken on Thursday with the the circulation of
Eta forecast to move off the northeast Florida coast Thursday evening.
Periods of heavy rainfall appear likely on Thursday, with impacts of
localized flooding possible. A low end tornado threat is possible over
southern areas of the area.
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across inland northeast Florida. Potential impacts in this area
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.
Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across southeast Georgia.
* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
Potential impacts include:
- Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots.
- Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge
Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across southern zones of the area. Potential impacts include:
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
pulled from moorings.
Elsewhere across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, little to
no impact is anticipated.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.
Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org"