Florida prepares for the arrival of Eta, which has already left 37 dead in Guatemala

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  • Florida prepares for the arrival of Eta, which has already left 37 dead in Guatemala
  • The United States prepares for the arrival of the devastating Eta
  • At least 25 people were buried in their homes

Florida is preparing for the arrival of Eta, which has already left 37 dead in Central America. The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, reported that at least 37 people died in three landslides caused by rains associated with the now Tropical depression Eta. Florida prepares for your arrival.

The president pointed out that a mountain fell apart in the community of San Cristóbal Verapaz, in the center of the country, and killed at least 25 people who were buried in their homes.

In accordance with The Associated Press, Giammattei said there were two other landslides in Huehuetenando, where at least 12 other people died.

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With this, the death toll due to the Eta passage in Central America rises to at least 50. Until before the report of the president of Guatemala, the death of up to 20 people had been reported in three countries.

Eta made landfall in Nicaragua on Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane and is now over Honduras as a tropical depression, although the rains it brought affect practically all of Central America.

Eta weakened to a tropical depression on Wednesday as it passed through Honduras, although the rains remained intense in several areas of Central America and still caused floods and landslides that have isolated some communities and affected thousands of people.

South Florida is preparing for a rainy weekend and the beginning of another with tropical storm force winds from Eta, right now a tropical depression in Central America that will strengthen when it returns to the waters of the Caribbean tonight.

This Thursday, the Miami-Dade County Government recalled that the official end of the hurricane season is November 30 and suggested that households take precautions against the possible impact of the cyclone.

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Florida prepares for Hurricane Eta

This Thursday, the Miami-Dade County Government recalled that the official end of the hurricane season is November 30 and suggested that households take precautions against the possible impact of the cyclone.

As reported on Thursday by the National Hurricane Center (NHC, in English), Eta is expected on Monday, now with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 km / h), to approach the south of the Florida peninsula as tropical storm, that is, with winds above 39 miles per hour (63 km / h).

For its part, the Coast Guard established the Whiskey condition for the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee and Ft. Myers, on the west coast, which means that all vessels must be prepared for the impact of strong winds and rain in the next 72 hours.

Local media reported today that authorities in cities such as Miami Beach and Plantation have begun to empty the channels that drain the rainwater, in anticipation of the heavy rainfall that will begin on Friday.

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The rains are expected to intensify from Monday, when even tropical storm-force winds could be felt.

The South Florida Management District noted that the priority for now is for channels and drains to be as low as possible.

“We clean all the low-lying areas again just to make sure there are no unknown blockages or any kind of leaves or debris that could enter the system during the storm and slow the flow of water,” a representative from the city of Miami Beach told the media. local WSVN.

Eta, 60 miles (95 km) west of La Ceiba, Honduras, according to the NHC 9:00 p.m. GMT bulletin, will return to the Caribbean Sea tonight and approach the Cayman Islands, which are under storm watch. tropical.

On Sunday it will reach Cuba, where it is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm, then apply a turn to the northwest and approach the vicinity of Florida, where it is still uncertain whether the eye will reach the mainland.

As it passed through Central America, Eta has left at least 21 dead, missing, thousands of people affected, as well as destroyed houses, roads and crops.

The cyclone made landfall on Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane off Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, then degraded into a tropical storm that is hitting a region already highly vulnerable to natural disasters.

In the current Atlantic hurricane season, there have been 28 named tropical storms so far, of which 12 have been hurricanes.

On Wednesday afternoon, Eta was experiencing sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (35 miles) and was moving west at 11 kilometers per hour (seven miles). It was located 115 kilometers (70 miles) east of Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital.

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37 dead after Hurricane Eta in Guatemala

The Honduran authorities reported the death of a 15-year-old adolescent, bringing the number of deaths attributed to the cyclone as it passed through Central America to four.

The forecasts of the National Hurricane Center of the United States indicate that Eta will turn in Central America towards the Caribbean and possibly arrive in Cuba on Sunday and Monday in southern Florida.

Authorities expected heavy rains in Honduras at least until Thursday. The storm was moving towards Tegucigalpa and the city of San Pedro Sula, in the north of the country.

Eta made landfall on Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane in Nicaragua, where it killed two miners who died after an avalanche, and began to move slowly until it reached Honduras, where two minors died, including the 15-year-old teenager. The rain has been so intense that a good part of Central America has declared itself on alert.

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Before Eta’s eye even reached Honduras, hundreds of residents had abandoned their homes because of the floods. On Tuesday, a 12-year-old girl died in a landslide in San Pedro Sula, according to Marvin Aparicio, national head of the Incident Command System of the Permanent Contingency Commission (Copeco).

In the community of Sulaco, a 15-year-old teenager drowned when he tried to cross a river, Mayor Edy Chacón said Wednesday.

Aparicio said on Wednesday that some 379 houses had been destroyed, mostly by flooding. At least 38 communities had been cut off by road closures and five bridges were knocked down by river currents.

Óscar Armando Martínez Flores, 40, was one of the people rescued from his flooded home along with his wife and seven children, near the Lancetilla River in northeast Honduras. They couldn’t get anything out.

“On Monday when the rains began and the river overflowed, the firefighters and several policemen arrived to get us out, because the houses were flooded,” Martínez said on Wednesday from a sports complex that would be a shelter in the city of Tela.

Martinez was already facing a difficult situation before the storm. A construction worker said he had been out of work for eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic began here. Until now, he had been selling tortillas to try to support his family.

Francisco Argeñal, the head of Meteorology at the Honduras Center for Atmospheric Studies, said they still anticipated the overflow of more rivers in various areas of the country.The US National Hurricane Center predicted that parts of Nicaragua and Honduras could receive between 380 and 635 millimeters of rain, and up to 1,000 millimeters in certain isolated areas.

Eta left damage throughout Nicaragua, beginning with the coastal city of Bilwi, also known as Puerto Cabezas.

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37 dead after Hurricane Eta in Guatemala

Nicaraguan authorities began on Wednesday to clear the streets of Bilwi of fallen trees and utility poles. Some neighborhoods were completely flooded. The vice president and first lady, Rosario Murillo, said that more than 51,000 families remained without electricity in the affected areas.

One of the most affected sites is the Wawa Bar Miskito community, south of Puerto Cabezas. Its inhabitants were evacuated by the Army before the impact of Eta, but the town was devastated.

“Here nothing was left standing, Wawa Bar is now a Miskito community where destruction reigns,” said a neighbor interviewed by local television that broadcast images of the destruction.

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On Tuesday in the town of Bonanza, about 100 miles from where Eta made landfall, two miners were killed in a landslide on a hillside, local authorities reported.

Floods were also reported in Sarawás, Mulukukú municipality (northeast), while the Prinzapolka River raised its level by 3.7 meters and threatens populations living on its banks.

The amount of rain expected was compared to that of Hurricane Mitch in 1998, one of the deadliest in history and which, according to the records of the National Hurricane Center of the United States, caused the death of more than 9,000 people.

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