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Flooding and Power Outages from Eta Force Some Broward Students to Learn From Home

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Tropical Storm Eta is drenching South Florida with what the mayor of Fort Lauderdale calls a 100-year rain event. The center of the storm is still offshore but bands of heavy rain and gusty winds are setting off flooding in the Florida Keys and the Peninsula.

The cone has moved to the west in the Gulf and the storm could take aim at Mississippi next.  The National Hurricane Center says Eta could close in on the Florida Gulf Coast as a tropical storm later this week with heavy rain, wind, and storm surge. Eta is the first tropical storm to make landfall in Florida in November in more than 20 years.

School is back in session in the tri-county area and Tri-Rail is running and has returned to a limited schedule now due to COVID.

However, a total of 23 public schools in Broward County transitioned to online learning Tuesday due to flooding and power issues left behind by Tropical Storm Eta.

Parents have been notified, here is a list of the schools.

The National Hurricane Center reports Subtropical Storm Theta has formed in the open Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Theta does not pose any immediate threat to land and is moving to the west away from the US mainland.