MANAGUA: Iota quickly gained strength after the Atlantic season became Sunday’s 13th hurricane, and threatened to register a win rain Nicaragua and Honduras _ countries recently bitten by Category 4 Hurricane Etah.
The governments of Nicaragua and Honduras said officials are evacuating some people in areas near their shared border, an area likely to be forecasted would be en route to the quota.
Iota became a Category 2 The storm came late on sunday, And the U.S. National Hurricane Center Warned that this would be an extremely dangerous category 4 storm When it approached Central america Mainland late Monday.
It was already a record-breaking system, the 30th name of this year’s exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season being a hurricane. Such activity has focused on climate change, which scientists say is creating wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.
The storm center said Etawah had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kilometers per hour) on Sunday evening. It was centered about 20 mi (130 km) east of Isla de Providencia, Colombia, and was moving west at 10 mph (17 kph). Forecasters said Iota was expected to pass or cross Providenia on Sunday or late Monday evening and then reach the shores of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday night.
In Honduras, mandatory evacuations began before the weekend and 63,500 people are reported to be in 379 shelters in the northern region by Sunday evening, while the entire country was on high alert.
Nicaraguan officials said that by Sunday afternoon about 1.500 people, about half of them children, had been evacuated from low-lying areas in the north-east of the country, including all residents of Keio Miskitos. Officials said 83.000 people from that area were in danger.
Wind and rain had been felt since Sunday night in Believe, a coastal Nicaraguan town, where people crowded markets and hardware shops during the day in search of plastic wrap, nails and other materials to strengthen their homes. Were, such as when they hit Hurricane Eta on 3 November.
Many residents of Bilawi expressed concern that their homes would not stand up to Eta, so soon after Eta. Local television showed people evacuating in wooden boats, with small children as well as dogs and chickens.
Officials warned that the risk was higher because Etawah would likely be higher in areas where torrential rains of Etah left the soil saturated with water and increased the risk of new landslides and floods.
Etah already wreaked havoc. It struck Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane, killing at least 120 people due to torrential rain, causing flooding and flooding in some parts. Central america And Mexico. It then melted around Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Gulf of Mexico before cedar, Florida cadres and Carolinas before shouting Ashoka’s slogan again.
Iota North Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and southern Belize were forecast to receive 8 to 16 inches (200–400 mm) of rain, with 30 inches (750 mm) in isolated locations. The storm center said Costa Rica and Panama also may experience heavy rains and possible flooding.
Eta was the 28th hurricane of this year’s hurricane season, with a 2005 record for hurricanes. The 29th Theta was far away in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and became less remnant on Sunday.
The official end of the hurricane season is 30 November.
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