New Florida man Tom Brady loses jet skis in Tropical Storm Eta

Jason Owens
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Tom Brady is new to this whole Florida thing.

The 20-year New England resident wasn’t prepared when Tropical Storm Eta arrived Wednesday bearing down on his Tampa mansion — and his toys. He was caught off guard by the storm and watched it sweep away his jet skis.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shared the tale Thursday about his first experience with a big Florida storm.

“The hurricane, that was a trip last night for me,” Brady told reporters, per Boston.com. “I had a dock and it broke, floated away.

“I had these jet skis on, I saw those things sitting in the middle of the bay and I was going, ‘Wow, that’s pretty surreal’ and I was kinda laughing. ‘Well, you’ll get the jet skis back.’”

Brady gets an assist from his neighbors

It sounds like Brady, Gisele Bundchen and the kids are all right. It also sounds like he’s friendly with his new neighbors, who helped him retrieve his lost jet skis.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 08: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tom Brady described his first experience with a tropical storm. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“We dragged ’em back,” Brady continued. “They were about 300 yards away at someone else’s house and I got a bunch of messages from people that were like, ‘Hey man, are your jet skis ...?”

It’s nice to know that the Bundchen/Brady family is making friends. Moving to a new city can be hard.

Brady made sure to not make light of the storm acknowledging that “people are dealing with a lot worst than that.”

Eta resulted in torrential rains and flooding in parts of Central Florida and Northern Florida. A man in Sarasota died in the storm, which moved north through Georgia and the Carolinas.

According to CNN, flooding in North Carolina resulted in five deaths.

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