Gov. Ron DeSantis declares state of emergency in Palm Beach County as Eta threatens South Florida

Executive order issued 'out of an abundance of caution'
Gov. Ron DeSantis discusses Tropical Storm Dorian in August 2019
Posted at 9:44 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 21:44:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in Palm Beach County and seven other counties as Tropical Storm Eta threatens South Florida.

DeSantis issued the executive order Saturday "out of an abundance of caution," spokesman Fredrick Piccolo Jr. said.

The state of emergency was also declared for Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Eta is forecast to impact South Florida sometime Sunday evening into Monday.