Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 11.9.20

Election season is over, but hurricane season is not. Here’s the latest on Hurricane Eta:

Tropical Storm Eta floods streets in Florida; schools in 12 counties closed Monday” via The Weather Channel — The system was expected to make its closest approach to the southern end of the state on Sunday night, possibly as a hurricane, producing flooding rain, storm surge, strong winds and high surf, according to weather.com meteorologists. But parts of the state were already experiencing the impacts of the storm Sunday afternoon and evening. On Sunday night, rescuers were searching for passengers of a car that drove into a canal in the city of Lauderhill after the driver couldn’t distinguish the parking lot from the canal because of floodwaters, according to WTVJ reported. Lauderhill Fire Rescue personnel rescued the driver, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to the fire department. The National Weather Service office in Melbourne said sustained winds of 48 mph with gusts to 60 mph were being measured as in showers as they moved onshore to Martin and St. Lucie counties. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for eight South Florida counties: Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade,

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