Eta intensified into a hurricane in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning, and is now on a weakening trend as it approaches landfall on Florida’s western Gulf Coast on Thursday. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch are in effect for a portion of Florida’s western Gulf Coast. The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall, gusty winds, storm surge, and isolated tornadoes to portions of the Florida Peninsula.
Based on the current forecasted path, Blue Streak is taking necessary precautions to protect our personnel, facilities, and equipment. However, we do not anticipate fully shutting down operations across Florida. There will undoubtedly be areas of localized flooding and tropical storm winds creating delayed and/or undeliverable shipments in markets from Ft. Myers north to Tampa, and we will manage those individually.
After the storm makes landfall, it is forecasted to move across the state fairly quickly, hopefully minimizing significant damage.
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