Death toll from Hurricane Iota in Central America rises to over thirty

Hurricane Iota unleashed devastating floods across Central America on Wednesday in areas already waterlogged, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in a disaster that could spur migration to the United States. More than 30 people were killed and the toll in the impoverished region was expected to rise as rescue workers reach… Read More Death toll from Hurricane Iota in Central America rises to over thirty

At least three dead as Hurricane Iota rips through Central America

Hurricane Iota flipped roofing onto the streets, blew down electricity poles and trees, and caused rivers to burst their banks as it battered northeastern Nicaragua on Tuesday, having killed at least two people in the region. The strongest storm on record to reach Nicaragua, Iota struck late on Monday, packing winds of nearly 155 miles… Read More At least three dead as Hurricane Iota rips through Central America

Tropical Storm Iota strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Central America

Iota has strengthened into the 13th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and is expected to become a major hurricane as it approaches Central America, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday. “Reconnaissance aircraft finds Iota has strengthened into the thirteenth hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season,” NHC said. As of 10… Read More Tropical Storm Iota strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Central America

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

State of emergency declared in Florida, North Carolina as Hurricane Isaias approaches

Florida and North Carolina declared states of emergency on Friday as Hurricane Isaias churned toward the U.S. East Coast, prompting authorities to close COVID-19 testing sites and people to stock up on essentials with heavy rains feared within hours. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour, was lashing the… Read More State of emergency declared in Florida, North Carolina as Hurricane Isaias approaches