Trees and power lines knocked down as Hurricane Eta slams Nicaragua

Hurricane Eta, one of the most powerful storms to hit Central America in years, plowed into Nicaragua on Tuesday in an impoverished region of its Caribbean coast, battering homes and infrastructure and threatening deadly floods. Eta came ashore south of the port of Puerto Cabezas, pulling roofs off houses, knocking down trees and power lines,… Read More Trees and power lines knocked down as Hurricane Eta slams Nicaragua

Nicaragua makes preparations as Hurricane Eta approaches coast

Nicaragua on Monday scrambled to evacuate citizens from its Atlantic coast or put them in shelters as Hurricane Eta barreled closer, while the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of flash floods and “catastrophic winds” in Central America. Eta, a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, was gaining force and expected to slam… Read More Nicaragua makes preparations as Hurricane Eta approaches coast