Making its fourth landfall, Eta has already slammed Central America, Cuba and the upper Florida Keys.

Storm Eta dumped torrents of blustery rain on Florida’s west coast as it slogged over the state before making landfall near Cedar Key, Florida [AP Photo/Lynne Sladky]

Tropical Storm Eta dumped torrents of blustery rain on the US state of Florida’s west coast as it moved over Florida after making landfall north of the heavily populated Tampa Bay area on Thursday morning.

The storm slogged ashore near Cedar Key, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph (53 mph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami predicted Eta would then move northeast across Florida as it loses strength. Eta briefly gained hurricane strength on Wednesday morning, but

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