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MAXIMA Storm Center

As Tropical Storm Eta continues to move just offshore along the west coast of Florida as of 10p on Wednesday (11/11), it continues to dump a lot of rain on the Tampa Bay area.

According to Denis Phillips from ABC Action News, “Eta now has winds at 65 mph. It is just offshore of Clearwater Beach and moving north at 12mph. Extremely heavy rain, wind gusts over 50 mph & 2-5′ of storm surge are expected over the next 12 hours.”

Flooding continues to be a concern as much of the area is experiencing high tide. A flash flood warning is in effect for Pinellas and Hillsborough counties until 1:15a Thursday.

There are also reports of over 30,000 Pinellas County residents who are without power.

Also, as of 10:20p on Wednesday (11/11), the Courtney Campbell Causeway is closed in both directions due to the storm.

 

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