Tropical Storm Eta has moved further out into the Gulf of Mexico, northwest of Cuba as the day has progressed. The Marco Island and Naples areas experienced heavy rain today until the afternoon with no heavy winds. The rest of the day has been pleasantly clear and for now it seems we’ve avoided any severe weather. We will need to keep monitoring the storm as the week progresses as it is currently projected to swing back in Florida’s direction and make landfall Thursday night.
Eta’s storm track has changed drastically over the last 24 hours. Marco Island and Naples Proper are currently outside of the storm’s cone. The storm has begun tracking southwest away from the coast of Florida. Although we are outside of the cone, as of now we are still very close, therefore we will continue to keep a close watch.
All of the steps below should be taken in order to minimize your potential risk during this storm. Although the storm may become a category 1 hurricane by the time it arrives in Collier County. It is not projected to carry winds higher than 75 mph, so the steps to minimize risk will be very similar to those in a tropical storm.
Tropical Storms although not extremely dangerous, do present some potential issues. Here are some things you could do in order to minimize the chance of an issue during the storm: