UPDATE 11/10/2020 12:00 pm:
Hurricane Eta is slower than initially forecasted, but there are still several models showing impact with the Carolinas over the next week:
Hurricane Eta is currently wreaking havoc in Central America and there is now a chance it could swing up toward the US and sweep through our southern states.
The slow-moving storm initially made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua as a major Category 4 Hurricane yesterday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of over 140 mph.
The storm is now forecasted to move in a circular direction for the next few days, with a couple of models showing it spinning back up north toward the US.
The storm could also ramp back up in intensity if it turns north and travels over the Gulf of Mexico:
The Atlantic Coast hurricane season for 2020 runs from June 1st through November 30th.
NWS officials are reminding all residents in Atlantic Coast states to be prepared for this hurricane season.
In case of a power outage, make sure to have the following emergency items stocked in your home;
- Car charger for cell phones and other devices
- Clean drinking water (recommended 1 gallon per person per day, minimum three days)
- Batteries: Extra batteries for all of your devices
- Weather radio/clock
- Non-perishable food
- First aid kit
We will continue to update this article as this storm develops.