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

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

At least six dead, power cut off as Hurricane Zeta slams into U.S. Gulf Coast

At least six people were killed in the southeast of the United States and more than two million people were without power on Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into the Gulf Coast and moved northeast. The first confirmed death from Zeta was a 55-year-old man in New Orleans, who was electrocuted by a downed power… Read More At least six dead, power cut off as Hurricane Zeta slams into U.S. Gulf Coast

Oil firms make preparations as Hurricane Delta moves towards Gulf of Mexico

Oil and gas workers withdrew en masse from offshore production facilities as Hurricane Delta grew into a powerful storm over the Caribbean on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Delta’s winds reached 145 miles per hour (235 kph) as the storm sped toward Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and eventual entry into the Gulf of Mexico,… Read More Oil firms make preparations as Hurricane Delta moves towards Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Sally hits U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding, downgrades to tropical storm

Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as it brought what the U.S. National Hurricane Center called “historic and catastrophic” flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast. Sally, which made landfall early on Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm on the… Read More Hurricane Sally hits U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding, downgrades to tropical storm