Tropical Storm Eta continued its trek across Florida on Thursday, bringing more rain and wind after making landfall near Cedar Key early in the day.
Eta came onshore about 4 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.
As the storm moved across the state, residents in North Florida saw heavy rain and gusty wind. Eta emerged out into the western Atlantic on Thursday afternoon.
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Immediate reports of roofs being torn off homes and flooded streets poured in from the region, AccuWeather said. More than 7,000 customers along the western coast of the state were without power as of Thursday afternoon, according to Duke Energy.
The storm was expected to accelerate over the western Atlantic and move parallel to but offshore