Jacksonville: City Leaders Provide Briefing on Tropical Storm Eta
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Mayor Lenny Curry joined Sheriff Mike Williams, Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene, Rescue Division Chief David Castleman, and Emergency Preparedness Director Steve Woodard to provide an update on Tropical Storm Eta and the City's preparations.

  • The latest National Weather Service report shows Tropical Storm Eta located off the western coast of the state near Tampa and is predicted to move northeast into our region throughout the day tomorrow.
  • The National Weather Service has issued Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches for portions of Northeast Florida. Additional Watches and Warnings may need to be issued today, but at this time no watches or warnings are currently in effect for Duval County.
  • This storm will bring a slight risk of excessive rainfall and moderate to high winds throughout the Jacksonville area for most of the day tomorrow (Nov. 12).
  • Due to higher than normal tides, we may see some flooding. Public Works teams have been proactively working in areas known to present challenges.
  • There will also be high risk along our beaches today and tomorrow with rough surf and life–threatening rip currents. Citizens are encouraged to stay out of the water.
  • A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for most of the coastal waters.
  • The Emergency Operations Center and partner agencies are continuing to closely track Tropical Storm Eta.
  • The mayor has instructed key City agencies and departments to be prepared in case the situation changes. At this time, no closures are planned City offices and departments, nor are there mandates for any private businesses.
  • Citizens are urged to use extra caution if they need to leave their homes tomorrow.
  • JFRD, JSO, JEA, and the Public Works Department have crews standing by in the event of any power outages or other conditions created by the wind and rain.
  • The City does not anticipate ordering any evacuations or the opening of shelters.

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