Tropical Storm Eta Update
November 9, 2020
A Pinellas County Board of County Commission meeting has been set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Center, Magnolia Room, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (Space is very limited due to COVID-19 social distancing, but can be viewed here).
The National Hurricane Center has placed Pinellas County within a broad, three-day forecasted track for Tropical Storm Eta. The storm is moving southwest, away from Florida, but is expected to make a northward turn on Tuesday or Wednesday. Depending on the storm’s eventual track, high winds, rain and flooding may affect Pinellas County.
- The BCC meeting will be broadcast live at https://youtube.com/pcctv1, on the County website at http://pinellascounty.org/tv, on the County’s Facebook page, and on public access channels: 637 (Spectrum), 44 (Frontier) and 18 (WOW!)
- Meeting to provide updates on Tropical Storm Eta track, potential impacts and timing and possibility of emergency orders
- Pinellas County Public Works staff have lowered the water level of Taylor Lake in Largo to increase storage capacity in the event of heavy rainfall. The lake is currently at 0.0 feet, which is even with the weir.
- The COVID-19 testing sites at Tropicana Field and Ruth Eckerd Hall will be open Tuesday at previously scheduled times (9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for Tropicana Field and 7-10 a.m. for Ruth Eckerd Hall)
Advice & Information for Residents
- Register for Emergency Alerts at pinellascounty.org/alertpinellas/
- Locate your evacuation zone at kyz.pinellascounty.org
- Finalize preparation plans: pinellascounty.org/emergency/prepareahead.htm
- Store or tie down any loose items around your yard.
- Monitor local news media, National Weather Service, www.pinellascounty.org, Facebook @PinellasCountyNews and Twitter @PinellasCoNews, search hashtag #PCEta
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater continues to monitor Tropical Storm Eta and will keep partners apprised of any updates provided by the County.