Though Theta shouldn’t be more likely to make landfall, Tropical Storm Eta already has.
This is the newest in hurricane season that two named storms have been active at the identical time in the Atlantic since 1932. And Eta is the 12th named storm to make landfall alongside the US this season, breaking the earlier record of 9 set in 1916.
Third landfall for Eta
Many colleges in South Florida closed forward of the storm and bridges have been locked down in anticipation of excessive winds.
“I’ve lived here since 1975. I’ve seen every storm, this was heavy rain compared to the others,” Fort Lauderdale resident William Maitland advised WFOR.
Emergency catastrophe plans are in place in Cuba and Mexico, and aid efforts proceed in Guatemala and Honduras, which have been hit the hardest to date.
In Honduras, 38 folks have died, eight stay lacking and greater than 60,000 have been evacuated from their houses, in accordance with the nation’s Permanent Contingency Commission.
Guatemala’s National Disaster Reduction Coordinator (CONRED) reported Saturday that 116 folks stay lacking, largely attributable to the landslide in the distant village of Quejá, in the central Alta Verapaz area.
At least 8,938 folks have been evacuated and 5,780 stay in momentary shelters, the company stated.
CNN’s Tyler Mauldin contributed to this report.