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Tropical storm Eta strikes Florida, brings with it heavy rainfall

The National Hurricane Center says tropical storm Eta made landfall in Lower Matecumbe Key. It threw normal lives out of gear and brought heavy rainfall to parts of Cuba, the Bahamas, and southern Florida. It has weakened and moved into the Gulf of Mexico. However, it has the potential to cause flash floods in parts of southeast Florida. Weathermen forecasted possibilities of an additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall to different parts of South Florida and the west coast. The authorities closed many schools in the region as well as locked down bridges anticipating high-speed winds. These were precautionary measures. Many cars stood abandoned and stranded on the roads along with toppled trees that affected the smooth flow of traffic. These are situations that people have to cope with during stormy conditions. A resident of Fort Lauderdale said – “I’ve lived here since 1975. I’ve seen every storm, this was heavy rain compared to the others.”

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