https://www.fox13news.com/news/hurricane-watch-issued-for-parts-of-tampa-bay Weather radar, wind and waves forecast for kiters, surfers, paragliders, pilots, sailors and anyone else. More watches were issued in parts of Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas, and South Florida. There were some reports of minor debris blown by the wind that were being picked up by town staff, Hernstadt said. The record-tying twenty-eighth named storm, twelfth hurricane and fifth major hurricane of the extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Eta originated from a vigorous tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea on October 31. Shortly after its upgrade, however, another shot of dry air rapidly eroded the convective pattern and caused the eye feature to dissipate, causing Eta to weaken back into a tropical storm at 18:00 UTC. [60], Although not in the direct path of Eta, the fringe effects of the hurricane were expected to cause disruptions in Panama. Eta came ashore near Cedar Key about 4:20 a.m. with winds of 50 mph and moving at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. In San Cristóbal de las Casas many neighborhoods were damaged by the flooding Amarillo and Fogótico rivers. In Tabasco, more than 10 rivers have overflowed their banks. Copyright © Pineisland Eagle | https://www.pineisland-eagle.com | 10700 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922 | 239-283-2022 | Ogden Newspapers | The Nutting Company, “There weren’t any other road blockages from power lines or trees,”, “We had two sailboats that broke anchor and were blown into the bridge. According to Pine Island Matlacha Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit, the island had quite a few isolated areas of flooding, due to Hurricane Eta. After briefly regaining hurricane strength it weakened once more and accelerated across the Southeastern United States on November 12. A wind-swept sailboat after colliding with the Matlacha bridge. [10] After remaining at minimal tropical storm strength for 15 hours, Eta began to explosively intensify, reaching hurricane status at 09:00 UTC on November 2. Seagoing vessels were alerted to dangerous swells in Caribbean waters along with wind gusts up to 37 mph (60 km/h). [61] The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) advised residents to stay vigilant for possible flooding and landslides. Shortly before noon, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office blocked off the entrance to the Matanzas Pass Bridge on Fort Myers Beach though the access was reopened. It was the first named storm that severely impacted Southwest Florida in an extremely active Atlantic Hurricane Season. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera. However, just two weeks later, all efforts were hindered greatly by Hurricane Iota. The next day, these were upgraded to tropical storm warnings in the Florida Keys and the southern tip of the peninsula. She said she and her husband drove downtown to see the beach. [81], Heavy rainfall affected much of El Salvador as Eta passed to the northeast. [77], The National Civil Protection System in Panama, Sinaproc, reported that 200 homes were damaged by rainfall, possibly associated with Eta. Over 10 inches (250 mm) of rain fell in some areas of North and South Carolina. [130][131] Flooding in Pinellas County caused 33 people to be rescued by the Pinellas County Sheriff Office from homes and roadways and in Gulfport, five sailboats became unanchored and ran aground or were pushed up against a seawall. [102] At least 74 people have been killed across Honduras as a result of Eta, mainly due to landslides and drownings. A total of 107 communities experienced power outages. Some weakening took place as the system made landfall near Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, late that same day. [46] A tropical storm watch was also issued from west of Punta Patuca westward to Punta Castilla late that same day. It later reorganized over the Caribbean as it accelerated toward Cuba on November 7. [56] In response to Hurricane Eta, in order to limit movements and protect human lives, the Honduran government canceled the Morazanico national holiday. A satellite image shows Hurricane Eta Hurricane Eta is inching closer to Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast with potentially devastating winds, while heavy rain from the Category 4 … [126] Street flooding occurred in Broward, northern Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. A ferry leaving Roatán was rocked by large waves and winds with 300 passengers onboard while trying to reach the port of La Ceiba. [120], Eta bought heavy rainfall in areas already dealing with overflowing rivers. [93], As Eta neared landfall, its powerful winds downed power lines and trees while causing flooding and damaging roofs in Puerto Cabezas. [86], Hurricane Eta had disastrous effects on Honduras, largely due to catastrophic flooding. [101] A wall collapsed at a prison in El Progreso letting in waist-deep floodwaters, causing the evacuation of more than 600 inmates. [80] Over 100 people were buried from the landslide, and rescuers began searching them on November 9. Nicaragua's weather conditions deteriorate as Hurricane Eta approaches on November 3, 2020. Eta had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) and was located about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east of the Nicaragua-Honduras border, according to the National Hurricane Center. [114] The highway that connects the province of Chiriquí with Bocas del Toro collapsed near Hornito, blocking the passage of vehicles in both directions. With flooding beginning during the overnight hours of November 2, the National Emergency Commission (NCE) established multiple shelters for evacuees. “Boaters are asked to use caution navigating the Lock until the signals can be repaired. CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Wind gusts overnight prompted a few hundred power outages across Northeast Florida as Tropical Storm Eta swept over the state, … No one was injured or killed in the incident. In all, 11 deaths were attributed to the storm in the U.S. Nearly $8 billion in damages have been reported across all affected areas by Eta as of December 2020.[1]. A peak wind gust of 53 mph was reported in these outer bands near Dania Beach on November 7. [76] Preliminary damage in the nation were almost ₡10 billion (US$16.5 million). [81] An estimated 343,000 people were directly affected by the storm. [135] The agency began relief operations on November 4 in Nicaragua, and soon expanded to neighboring nations. [69] On November 7, Hurricane Watches and Warnings were issued parallelly for much of the Florida peninsula and both Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches were extended further north. [59], Costa Rica's National Meteorological Institute forecast widespread rainfall in association with the outer bands of Eta, primarily along the Pacific coastline. It was the first named storm that severely impacted Southwest Florida in an extremely active Atlantic Hurricane Season. Early last week, tropical storm-turned hurricane-turned tropical storm Eta took a long and winding road across the Gulf Coast that eventually led to Southwest Florida’s door — twice. Palm trees sway in the wind as Hurricane Eta approaches in Tela, Honduras. The Sanibel Causeway became a place for large waves to crash upon and was closed for a bit before opening in a limited fashion. [94] At the Getsemani School, where 215 people were sheltering, Eta's strong winds ripped 10 sheets of metal off the school's roof. All lanes of Interstate 95 near the city were closed due to flooding. Power outages became widespread across the islands with tropical-storm force winds causing damage to power lines. [113] In southern Costa Rica, a landslide onto a house killed two residents, a Costa Rican woman and an American man. Eta rapidly weakened to a tropical depression as it meandered across Central America for two days before moving north over water. First on Sunday, Nov. 8, and then again on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Eta delivered roughly 60 mph gusting winds and flood-inducing downpours across the region before picking up steam northward towards Tampa Bay. 4 / 5. [27] It then held its strength and decelerated slightly before making landfall on the south central coast of Cuba at 09:00 UTC. This also brought it into an area of even dryer air, causing the storm to weaken and its radius of gale-force winds to shrink. [106] Total economic losses in Honduras are estimated in excess of 125 billion lempiras (US$5 billion). Overall, at least 178 fatalities across Central America have been attributed to the storm, including 74 in Honduras, 53 in Guatemala, 27 in Mexico, 19 in Panama, two each in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and one in El Salvador. [96] Two people in the municipality of Bonanza died after they were buried in a landslide while working in a mine. [36] Eta then briefly regained minimal hurricane status at 12:35 UTC on November 11, reaching a fourth peak intensity with winds of 75 mph (120 km/h) and a pressure of 983 mbar (hPa; 29.03 inHg).[37]. When they got to the pier and saw how high the waves were, Littrell said “the wind got so strong on the pier, we couldn’t stand it.”. [22], Despite becoming extremely disorganized, Eta maintained its low-level circulation and began gradually turning northeastward, eventually moving back over the Caribbean Sea on November 6 and accelerating due to the influence of a developing mid- to upper-level trough over the Gulf of Mexico. [97] Overall, Eta caused C$6.128 billion (US$178.4 million) of damage in Nicaragua. [115] Flooding in Panama's Chiriqui province, near the Costa Rica border killed 19 people. [53] The Honduran Air Force prepared two planes to send 4,000 pounds of food to La Mosquitia, Gracias a Dios. [9], Continuing westward in response to a low- to mid-level ridge that extended from the subtropical Atlantic southwestward to Cuba and The Bahamas, Eta slowly organized throughout the day as a central dense overcast (CDO) began to form atop its center. [75] Across the archipelago, two people were injured and 141 families were affected. Forecast models ECMWF, GFS, NAM and NEMS [136] The governments of Japan and Spain pledged to donate relief items. Eta’s … An estimated 2.5 million people were directly affected by the storm, including 1.7 million in Honduras. Access to clean water was significantly disrupted due to high turbidity and power outages, though 60% of service was restored by November 7. [78][111], The outer bands of Hurricane Eta brought heavy rainfall to portions of Costa Rica. The Cape Coral Fire Department on Wednesday morning responded to a home where a tree from the front yard had fallen on to the roof due to strong winds from Eta. The Nicaraguan Government provided 88 tons of food to the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, the hardest hit area. [15] According to the NHC, the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center for the Atlantic, Eta maintained its peak winds as it reached its lowest recorded pressure of 923 mbar (hPa; 27.26 inHg) at 06:00 UTC, thus marking its peak intensity as a high-end Category 4 hurricane. [20] Eta continued to weaken rapidly, dropping to tropical storm status at 09:00 UTC,[21] and to a tropical depression at 00:00 UTC on November 5. [4] This allowed it to become better organized going into October 31, although there was some question as to whether it had formed a well-defined low-level circulation (LLC). [12] Eta then reached Category 3 status at 18:00 UTC before becoming a Category 4 hurricane three hours later, with prolific lightning being observed in its eyewall. The system rapidly organizedas it progressed west, with the cyclone ultimately becoming a Category 4 hurricane on November 3. Nationwide, 1,991 people required evacuation due to floods and landslides. [39] The storm further degraded and weakened over land as it accelerated north-northeastward, eventually emerging over the waters of the Atlantic near the Florida–Georgia border at 18:00 UTC. Residents who have debris or vegetation on their property blocking swales, ditches, canals or other surface water conveyances can call the Request for Action Hotline at 239-533-9400 or by visiting lee.gov. About 98 tons of food and water were given to Nicaragua and Honduras from Panama. Airbnb readied its Open Homes partnership in Honduras and Nicaragua, providing residents with free housing. Tropical Storm Eta barrelled toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday night, bringing heavy rain, wind and life-threatening storm surge as it was on … The traffic signals on the lock, however, were not working and parts were needed to make them operational, city officials said. I called Red Cross and they were able to assist the owner since he lived aboard. Over the next five days, the system moved erratically, moving through the Florida Keys and stalling in the southern Gulf of Mexico, its intensity fluctuating along the way. The storm is threatening to bring catastrophic wind … [38] The system turned further east and made landfall near Cedar Key, Florida at 09:00 UTC on November 12, with sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h). Lee County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Nestor Montoya said the San Carlos Bridge and Matlacha Bridge were temporarily closed. More than 10,000 people sought refuge at shelters in Puerto Cabezas and surrounding villages. [58] The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River cleared pipes to prevent flooding in communities along the river. “We are telling motorists to use caution,” Montoya said Wednesday afternoon. [30] At 04:00 UTC on November 9, Eta made its third landfall on the Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys with the same intensity as its Cuban landfall. “They moved the big boat and there was a deck boat impaled at the foot of the bridge.”. [124][125] Overall, about 48,500 businesses and homes lost electricity throughout South Florida. Many Emergency Response Units were to be dispatched globally to help support affected people. [111] Despite a ban on fishing activities, one fisherman drowned off the coast of Playa El Espino in the Usulután Department. The city closed the Chiquita Lock Wednesday, reopening the device to boat traffic Thursday morning. Eta restrengthened into a hurricane Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico, less than 200 miles south of Tampa, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. [110] Infrastructural damage were amounted to be exceed Q3 billion (US$386 million). SYNOP codes from weather stations and buoys. Hurricane Eta made landfall south of Nicaragua with estimated wind speeds of 140 mph around 4 p.m. A total of 6 homes were destroyed while another 64 homes and 24 businesses suffered damage. Palm trees sway in the wind as Hurricane Eta approaches, in Tela, Honduras November 3, 2020. Several Emergency Response Units stationed globally were to be dispatched to affected areas. [116][117][118] Residents in low-lying areas of San Ignacio had to be evacuated from their homes. Once the system began to reorganize in the Caribbean, tropical storm watches were issued on November 5, in the Cayman Islands. Donations worth millions of USD had been given to affected countries to help recoveries. [99] Four members of the same family died in the municipality of Gualala due to heavy rains. An emergency appeal for 20 million Swiss francs (US$22 million) was made to supplement local Red Cross activities in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. [139][140], With extensive damage across the country, Honduras's Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Services and Institute for Community Development and Water and Sanitation divided relief operations into three zones. Shawna Garretson, manager of the Bridgewater Inn in Matlacha, said by the time she arrived at work at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, the damage had already been done by the sailboat that came loose in the winds caused by Hurricane Eta. Wind speeds of 75 km/h (47 mph) downed the trees and damaged houses, and Eta also caused severe flooding on the island. A dog is pictured … Eta's extreme intensity at the beginning of its lifetime followed by its erratic path afterwards bought widespread impacts across Central America, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Florida with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and flash flooding causing most of the damage. MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Eta forms in Caribbean Sea, forecasters say; slated to bring heavy rain, wind, storm surge to Central America. In Cape Coral, canals began to rise Wednesday– some even beginning to spill over to laws and backyards. The heaviest rains were concentrated along the nation's Pacific coast, especially in Guanacaste Province. We had PI units, LCSO, LCEMS, along with a few other local agencies.”, “The bigger sailboat hit the middle of the bridge,”, “They moved the big boat and there was a deck boat impaled at the foot of the bridge.”, “Boaters are asked to use caution navigating the Lock until the signals can be repaired. [29], Eta briefly gained a mid-level eye feature before dry air and wind shear stripped the center of most of its convection, although the storm was able to maintain its intensity as it grew in size and approached South Florida. Heavy rainfall and tropical-storm force winds were recorded across all of the Florida Keys, South Florida and the southern half of Central Florida, bringing widespread flooding. [28] Eta weakened slightly after making landfall in Cuba's Sancti Spíritus Province, but this was short-lived as it quickly moved back over water in the Atlantic Ocean and began to re-strengthen again as it turned sharply northwestward around the northeastern side of an upper-level low that has formed over the extreme northwestern Caribbean Sea near the Isle of Youth. On October 28, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) began monitoring the Southwestern Caribbean for the expected development of a broad area of low pressure within the following few days. In the coastal community of Prinzapolka, winds … [133], Moisture from Eta combined with a cold front moving eastward across the Eastern United States, generating extremely heavy rainfall across Virginia and the Carolinas. By November 8, 14,362 people remained in shelters and required hygiene supplies. Once the necessary parts are acquired, a shutdown will be scheduled to repair the signals,”, “Big winds pushed the furniture out all over the place,”, “the wind got so strong on the pier, we couldn’t stand it.”, “We are telling motorists to use caution,”. [33][34] However, even after its center became sheared to the west of its convection, Eta began to re-intensify again over the warm waters of the Gulf. At least eleven [91] people were killed due to flooding in the Carolinas, including a child, while over 33 people were rescued in a flooded campground. The Nicaraguan Red Cross coordinated distribution of supplies with the nation's government. [124] In Brickell, recently installed storm water pumps to deal with tidal flooding and storms helped clear the flood water from the rain and high tide event. Eta's second approach and landfall brought storm surge and gusty winds to the west coast of Central Florida and supplemental rainfall to northern Florida. A man sits on the shore of … [107] At least 53 people died across Guatemala, while an additional 96 remain missing. [129] A man died in Bradenton Beach when he was electrocuted by an appliance in standing water caused by the storm and a firefighter was injured as he tried to access the home. [23] On November 7, following a couple of center reformations, the system became better organized and re-strengthened into a tropical storm at 15:00 UTC on November 7. [41][42] The storm completed its transition on November 13. [121] Coastal zones in Cuba were also flooded and about 25,000 people were forced to evacuate. In Charlotte, North Carolina, more than 140 people were rescued from a school when floodwaters reached the first-floor windows. [136], The relief effort was severely hampered just two weeks later by the stronger Hurricane Iota, which made landfall approximately 15 miles (25 km) south of where Eta moved ashore. [112] Multiple reports of flooding and landslides occurred nationwide, 12 rivers saw increased levels, prompting concern for further flooding, and 26 people required evacuation in Corredores and Parrita. Tropical storm-strength winds are possible in the southern part of the Sunshine State over the weekend. [141], For similarly-named storms in the Western Pacific, see, Hurricane Eta just prior to peak intensity east of. One was able to be secured to a dock at the Bridgewater Inn. With a peak intensity of 150 mph (240 km/h) and 923 mbar (hPa; 27.26 inHg), it was the third most intense November Atlantic hurricane on record behind the 1932 Cuba hurricane and Hurricane Iota just two weeks later. Photo: Reuters. Aside from some water and sand to be cleaned out, York said the restaurant is good to go on Thursday. An increase of 1500 m3s−1 in flow at the Peñitas Dam has prompted evacuation plans. [136], A member of Restoring Family Links was dispatched to Honduras for administrative assistance. [65][66] Later that day, these were upgraded to tropical storm warnings in some provinces. [40] Eta bottomed out with winds of 40 mph (65 km/h) before restrengthening as it began its extratropical transition. The Sanibel Causeway was briefly closed as well. According to Mickuleit, the Matlacha bridge was shut down temporarily as a result of the vessel collision combined with a strong band of high winds. [44][45] Later that day, a hurricane warning was issued from the Honduras–Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi while a tropical storm warning was issued for areas from Punta Patuca to the Honduras–Nicaragua border. By November 7, more than 16,000 people had been rescued while 65,912 people remained isolated across 64 communities. [5][6] However, by 21:00 UTC that day, satellite and microwave imagery confirmed that an LLC had formed and the NHC began issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine. The School District of Lee County closed on Monday due to Eta’s forces the night before and on Wednesday — the hurricane makeup day from earlier in the week — Eta once again disturbed classes and forced the district to release students 3 hours early and cancel all evening programs. “The bigger sailboat hit the middle of the bridge,” Garretson said. Hurricane Eta brings wind, rain, and flooding to coast of northeastern Nicaragua 1 month 1 week 1 day ago Tuesday, November 03 2020 Nov 3, 2020 November 03, 2020 8:45 AM November 03, 2020 in News MPO road crews were dispatched to ensure highways remained clear for travel. This came after Eta became forecast to become a tropical storm again before brushing by the islands. Areas of Southwest Florida including Fort Myers Beach and Matlacha experienced storm surge that saw streets flooded and anchored boats tossed about. [88], Communities along the Macal and Mopan rivers in western Belize experienced severe flooding due to Hurricane Eta. [95] The Wawa River that connects Puerto Cabezas to the rest of Nicaragua overflowed its banks. One person was taken to the hospital in South Florida after being rescued from flooded roads. Eta knocked down power lines and trees while damaging roofs and causing flooding in Puerto Cabezas. I called Red Cross and they were able to assist the owner since he lived aboard. Hurricane Eta was a devastating Category 4 hurricane that wreaked havoc across parts of Central America in early November 2020. [31] It then passed just south of the extreme southwestern coast of Florida as it turned westward. [49] The Nicaraguan Navy helped evacuate more than 3,000 families from offshore islands to Puerto Cabezas as residents in the city waited in long lines to access cash machines while getting supplies. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera. [16] However, it was reported by The Washington Post that several meteorologists believed Eta peaked as a Category 5 hurricane based on satellite imagery estimates as well as a lack of aircraft observations due to several mechanical issues. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph blow through Naples as Hurricane Eta moves through the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The Category 1 storm had been growing stronger throughout the overnight hours and forecasters now expect it to make a second landfall in the state only days after striking the Florida Keys. The American, Swiss, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and German Red Cross were positioned to assist any operations. Once the necessary parts are acquired, a shutdown will be scheduled to repair the signals,” a release from the city states. POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ETA. [13][14] By this time, Eta had begun to slow down and turn west-southwestward in response to a mid-level ridge over the south-central United States. [104] In Sulaco, a 15-year-old boy drowned while trying to cross a rain-swollen river. [108] The village of Queja near San Cristobal Verapaz in the center of the country was particularly hard-hit, with a landslide burying 150 homes. [70] Residents of mobile homes and other vulnerable structures in the Florida Keys were told to evacuate ahead of Tropical Storm Eta as a state of emergency was declared in several counties including Monroe and Miami-Dade. The Pierside Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar experienced waves from the Gulf of Mexico high enough to splash water inside the restaurant. [134], With damage from Hurricane Eta spanning the entirety of Central America, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a "massive, multi-country operation". The Autonomous Executive Port Commission considered temporarily closing the El Salvador International Airport due to Eta. “We’ll be ready to open at 10:30 a.m.,” York said. Eta is centered over the southern Gulf of Mexico. We had PI units, LCSO, LCEMS, along with a few other local agencies.”. Lorna Littrell, a local professional photographer, took pictures of the waves as they splashed off the Gulf of Mexico and over the pier and into the restaurant. Close. [50] Just before the storm's arrival, the Nicaraguan Army moved red-helmeted troops to Puerto Cabezas to help in search and rescue efforts that would occur due to Eta. Close. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. The other wasn’t able to be secured and is still lodged next to the bridge. [119], Eta brushed by the Cayman Islands just as it intensified back into a tropical storm, producing major impacts across the islands with Grand Cayman being hit the hardest. [100] In Olanchito, 12 people, including two newborns, were trapped. Town of Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstadt said the storm and high tide affected people most living near the bay. “There weren’t any other road blockages from power lines or trees,” he said. Many places are currently without power. Hurricane Eta was a devastating Category 4 hurricane that wreaked havoc across parts of Central America in early November 2020. The system rapidly organized as it progressed west, with the cyclone ultimately becoming a Category 4 hurricane on November 3. [43] On the next day, Eta was absorbed into another frontal system to the north. One person was killed in Florida after being electrocuted in floodwaters from Eta. [citation needed], Initial relief efforts in Nicaragua were stymied by extensive flooding and persistent rainfall. Nobody was injured or killed on the ferry. [3] The disturbance steadily moved westward into a more favorable upper-level environment and very warm waters. [132] Losses statewide were estimated at US$1 billion. Hurricane watches, tropical storm warnings and storm … Hurricane Eta began affecting north-eastern Nicaragua and parts of northern Honduras in the early hours of 3 November, causing heavy rains and high winds as a Category 4 hurricane. [24][25][26] Despite the continued effects of strong wind shear, the storm continued to strengthen throughout the day and reached a secondary peak intensity with winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) and a pressure of 991 mbar (hPa; 29.27 inHg) at 00:00 UTC on November 8. [65], On November 6, the Government of Cuba issued a tropical storm watch for the provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, La Habana, Havana, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth. “We had two sailboats that broke anchor and were blown into the bridge. [103] A 13-year-old girl was killed when a mudflow caused her home to collapse in the village of Carmen. Eta is expected to grow into a Category 1 hurricane before reaching the Florida Keys, bringing with it heavy rainfall and potentially hazardous flooding. [2] At 12:00 UTC on October 29, the area of focus shifted to two merging tropical waves moving into the Eastern Caribbean that were expected to enter the region. [82] Among the dead were at least four people, including three children, who were killed in the mountains outside the north coast city of Tela due to different landslides. Through the day today, the system will lift to the north and slowly strengthen. Although Garretson says the bottom portion of the deck where people generally fish has been ripped from the building, they are open for business and currently await repairs on the roped-off deck. [19] It fell below major hurricane status just three hours after landfall at 00:00 UTC on November 4. One was able to be secured to a dock at the Bridgewater Inn. [18] Land interaction caused Eta to rapidly weaken as it moved slowly westward after landfall with its eye disappearing and its central convection weakening. 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