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Hurricane Iota - Category 5 Storm Nears Central America

What's Happening:

  • Hurricane Iota has strengthened to a Category 5 Storm with sustained winds of 160 MPH and is expected to make landfall in Central America on Monday night.

  • The storm is considered extremely dangerous and is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surges of 15-20 feet and torrential rainfall of 10-20 inches.

  • The storm is expected to make landfall in Nicaragua first, a country that is still recovering from the devastating effects of the Category 4 Hurricane Eta, which made landfall in Nicaragua nearly 2 weeks ago.

  • The slow moving storm is the first Category 5 storm of this record-breaking hurricane season and is expected to spend much of the week over Central America leading to concern that there could be further widespread damage in the region.

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