Tropical Storm Eta Hits Florida Keys; Central American Death Toll Rises
Men remain trapped on a flooded street in Honduras on November 6, 2020; across Central America, scores of people have died as a result of Hurricane Eta. Orlando Sierra /AFP / Getty Images
A restrengthening Tropical Storm Eta hit the Florida Keys Sunday night.
Officials warn it could strengthen into a hurricane and dump six to 12 inches of rain across an already saturated South Florida as it meanders around the southeastern Gulf of Mexico for days.
Eta’s Florida landfall comes as its human toll in Central America is revealed. At least 100 people were killed in the mountain village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. For an expanded summary of coverage, including local outlets, see Nexus Media News.
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