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Tampa, Sarasota airports resume flights after Tropical Storm Eta passes

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Airports in Tampa and Sarasota resumed flights Thursday morning after Tropical Storm Eta passed by the area.

Eta brought strong winds and heavy rain to the Tampa Bay area, downing trees and power lines and knocking out power to thousands of customers.

Tampa airport suspended operations at 3 p.m. Wednesday to allow staff to prepare the airfield and terminals. Operations were expected to resume by noon on Thursday, but resumed at 7 a.m. due to move favorable weather conditions.

In Sarasota, the airfield closed at 4 p.m. Wednesday, and all flights arriving after 3:30 p.m. were cancelled. The terminal building was closed to the public Wednesday night. Flights resumed at 6 a.m. Thursday.

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