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Jamaica again caught under TS Eta’s outer bands, flood warnings remain

Rain and more rain is in the forecast for Sunday (November 8) into Monday, according to the Meteorological Service of Jamaica.

In its latest update, the local Met Service explained that island-wide rainfall was as a result of Jamaica being caught under the outer bands of Tropical Storm Eta.

There have been wide spread reports of flooding, particularly on the south coast, as well as, landslides.

According to the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre Tropical Storm Eta was located just north of central Cuba near latitude 22.5 North, longitude 79.2 West.

Eta is said to be moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h).

A gradual turn toward the north-northwest is expected by this afternoon, followed by a northwestward turn by this evening, and a westward motion by early Monday.

On the forecast track, the center of Eta will continue to move over the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Bahamas today, pass near or over the Florida Keys tonight and early Monday, and be over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday and Tuesday.

Eta, previously made landfall in Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane, ripping through the central America region before being downgraded to a tropical storm.

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