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Models show double the number of Tampa Bay area homes will flood during a storm like Eta in 2050

Tampa Bay Times journalists discuss their reporting on Tropical Storm Eta and how the same storm would affect the region 30 years later with rising seas.

Tropical Storm Eta took the Tampa Bay region by surprise in November 2020 when it arrived during high tide and caused flood damage to some areas along the coast.

The Tampa Bay Times has worked with the National Hurricane Center to create models showing what a weaker storm like Eta could do in 2050 with projected higher sea levels.

WUSF's Jessica Meszaros spoke with Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Zack Sampson and data editor Langston Taylor.

What did these models show could happen 30 years later?

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