Sarasota Beach and Streets Close Due to Tropical Storm Eta Flooding

Local police reported flooding in Sarasota, Florida, on November 11, as Tropical Storm Eta neared landfall.

The storm’s eye was directly west of Sarasota as of 3.47 pm on Wednesday, and the city declared a local state of emergency earlier that afternoon, local media reported.

The National Hurricane Center’s advisory on Wednesday warned of heavy rain and strong wind across west-central Florida, as well as possible flooding across the area.

Sarasota County warned of road closures and planned water outages in certain neighborhoods starting from Wednesday night.

The first clip shows Sarasota’s Lido Beach closed off due to high surf. The second clip shows officers diverting traffic due to flooding on local roadways. Credit: Sarasota Police Department via Storyful