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Tropical Storm Eta Update: 11/11

Dear IFAS and Extension Family,

As of Wednesday morning (11/11), Tropical Storm Eta is gaining strength in Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center warns that TS Eta could potentially bring life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds to the Gulf Coast of Florida by Thursday morning. Heavy rainfall continues in south Florida, with the possibility of flash and urban flooding through Friday.

As we continue to monitor the progression of Tropical Storm Eta, I ask all of us to remain vigilant and monitor the forecast. The safety of all IFAS and Extension personnel is of the greatest importance.

Now is the time to make sure you are prepared. Please review and share resources available to help you, your family and those we serve prepare for disasters. To limit the spread of COVID-19, remember to factor social distancing and proper PPE into your emergency planning.

Angie Lindsey is our point-of-contact with the Florida Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), and she has and will continue to provide regular updates and links to useful resources to information about disaster preparedness and recovery. I urge you to visit and bookmark the Florida EDEN website: http://www.piecenter.com/training/eden/

For UF/IFAS Employees, review the Disaster Preparedness resources available on the UF/IFAS Extension Administration website (https://extadmin.ifas.ufl.edu/disaster/).

Please direct clients and stakeholders to http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/

The highly unpredictable nature of Tropical Storm Eta underscores the importance of preparation, vigilance and communications in response to natural hazards.

I urge you all to stay safe.

Ft. Lauderdale REC, east entrance 11/9.

West drive looking east, 11/9.

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