Tropical Storm Eta Is Pummeling Northern Florida


Tropical Storm Eta has hit the Florida coast.

The storm's fourth landfall was south of Cedar Key, Florida at 4 a.m., with winds of 50 mph extending 115 miles from the storm's center.

More than 15,000 customers in Florida are currently without power, as Western Florida was pummeled and officials in areas such as St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Madeira Beach have responded to reports of roofs torn off and flooded streets.

Much of western and central Florida will receive another 1 to 3 inches of rainfall through adding to the more than 6 inches some areas already received in the last 24 hours.

The onshore push from winds will result in 2 to 5 feet of storm surge along much of Florida's west coast, including Tampa Bay. Water levels are already 2 to 3 feet above normal and the water will continue to pile up over the next several hours.

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