Hurricane Iota's destruction coming into focus in Nicaragua | www.WDIO.com

Hurricane Iota's destruction coming into focus in Nicaragua

Hurricane Iota's destruction coming into focus in Nicaragua

The Associated Press
Updated: November 18, 2020 10:43 AM
Created: November 16, 2020 10:25 AM

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota is becoming clear as communications are restored after the second Category 4 hurricane in two weeks to blast Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast.

The official death toll in Nicaragua rose to at least six, with victims swept away by swollen rivers or buried in landslides.

Iota struck Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph (250 kph), very close to the force and location of Hurricane Eta two weeks earlier.

By early Wednesday, Iota had been weakened by its passage over Central America and dissipated over El Salvador. But the storm’s torrential rains remain a threat.

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

The Kyle Smalley Memorial Car Show brings all the cars and fun to Duluth

Frost River Trading opens a new rental center

Busy E Superior Street now under construction

St. Luke's requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

Solar panels start fire at Lincoln Park home

USS Minneapolis St. Paul planning for commissioning in May in Duluth