These back-to-back blows destroyed homes, crops, animals and livelihoods. The news outlet cited Guillermo Gonzalez, the chief of the nation's disaster management agency. A woman standing near a fallen house, brought down by the winds of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. The storm has the potential to be one of the worst flooding events Nicaragua has seen since Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed more than 10,000 people. She added that Taiwan had donated 800 tons of rice to help those affected by the storms. Overall, the sampled areas experienced a 23 percent decrease in green mangrove vegetation after the storm. MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Hurricane Iota sliced deeper into Central America on Tuesday, as the strongest storm on … Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua on … By Tuesday night, it had weakened two notches to a Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds. The current forecast has the storm meandering the mountains of Nicaragua and Honduras before heading north toward Belize as a depression by Friday. Iota is the 30 th named storm of the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm had maximum sustained winds near 140 mph at landfall, the NHC said. During Eta, the surf came up to just behind her house, where she lives with eight other members of her family. A man rides a bike trough a street with trees fallen by heavy winds of Hurricane Eta on Tuesday in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. The prospect of more rain was raising the anxiety of those still homeless after Eta. Eta is expected to move over the Caribbean later in the week and could be over Cuba by Sunday and then threaten South Florida, the NHC said. Iota flooded stretches of Honduras still underwater from Hurricane … One Louisiana island tries to make sense of Hurricane Zeta’s toll. The storm struck near the town of Haulover, about 30 miles south of Puerto Cabezas, at approximately 10:40 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said. CNN's Brandon Miller, Madeline Holcombe, Michael Guy, Taylor Ward and Tyler Mauldin contributed to this report. Is the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season saving its most intense storm for last? Trees downed near the city of Puerto Cabezas by Hurricane Eta. The most powerful hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season made landfall in Nicaragua on Monday night and will now deal a catastrophic blow … Hurricane Iota batters Central America 00:16. To the north, homes also were being flooded in Lancetilla, Honduras, amid heavy rains, pictures distributed by Getty Images show. Hurricane Eta had 140 mph winds on Tuesday afternoon as it was making landfall in Nicaragua, which faces the prospect of devastating storm surge, catastrophic winds and deadly flooding. Getty Images / Getty Images. Eta is expected to weaken further Tuesday night, but the rainfall will continue for the next few days. A fallen tree lies on the road after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Eta is the 28 th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, tying the record for most storms set in 2005. Hurricane Eta strikes Nicaragua as one of 2020's strongest storms Mark Puleo 11/3/2020 Colorado officials suspect they've found a second case of UK coronavirus variant Updated 0332 GMT (1132 HKT) November 4, 2020. The "extremely dangerous" hurricane came ashore just south of the city of Puerto Cabezas, on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, with "life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flash flooding occurring over portions of Central America," the NHC said in an advisory. Central America: Hurricane Eta & Iota - Revised Emergency Appeal n° MDR43007, Revision no. Hurricane Felix dealt … Mon., Nov. 16, 2020 timer 5 min. A woman standing near a fallen house, brought down by the winds of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/03/weather/hurricane-eta-tuesday/index.html Australia to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific Ocean from Oregon, Past COVID infection provides at least 5 months of immunity, study shows, Tower of London raven goes missing, feared dead, Global watchdog says Iran flaunting nuclear program advances, 3 scientists' advice on how to protect yourself from COVID-19, California Privacy/Information We Collect. Eta had hit Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane, killing more than 130 people as torrential rains caused flash floods and mudslides in parts of Central America and Mexico. Email This ... Hurricane … It's also the ninth storm to rapidly intensify this season, a dangerous phenomenon that is happening more often. As the 28th named storm in the Atlantic this season, it ties the record for the number of named storms in a single season set back in 2005. Earlier this year, Hannah, Laura, Sally, Teddy, Gamma, Delta, Zeta and Iota all rapidly intensified. Nicaragua suffered more than $740 million in damage from Hurricanes Eta and Iota, the government said on Tuesday, as the Inter-American Development Bank ... 2020. "The situation doesn't look good at all," Wriedt said. In Honduras, villagers of Bordo del Lancetilla repair their houses Tuesday after the Lancetilla River flooded during heavy rains from Hurricane Eta. A man fixes the roof of a home surrounded by floodwaters brought on by Hurricane Eta in Wawa, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. "We woke up without electricity, with rain and the surf is getting really high.". Total damage estimates for the hurricane are currently at $1.4 billion (2020 USD). By Scott Neuman • Nov 3, 2020 . A hurricane warning was in effect for a roughly 150-mile stretch of Nicaraguan coastline, from the Honduras/Nicaragua border south to Sandy Bay Sirpi on east-central Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Iota is the latest Atlantic calendar year Category 5 hurricane on record. He rode out Eta with his wife and two children at home, but this time decided to move in with relatives in a safer neighborhood. Families take refuge at a shelter taking mattresses and other personal items they could carry with them as Nicaragua prepares to receive Hurricane Iota on November 16, 2020 in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Planning for relief efforts soon followed, which include placing tents, opening temporary hospitals, and … ... November 18, 2020. In Nicaragua, at least eight communities have received emergency aid and an additional 1,000 families are expected to receive Hygiene Kits, food, mates, blankets, mosquito nets, containers, boots, and capes. Hurricane Eta, which made landfall in Nicaragua earlier this month as a Category 4 storm already wreaked havoc, killing at least 120 people in flash floods and mudslides in parts of Central America and Mexico before crossing Cuba and slicing through Florida. "We hadn't finished repairing our houses and settling in when another hurricane comes," Bucardo said. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Hurricane Iota has made landfall on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, threatening catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by equally strong Hurricane … October 31 — Tropical Storm Eta forms in the Caribbean. October 31 — Tropical Storm Eta forms in the Caribbean. The storm pulled roofs off houses, took down trees and power lines and is causing flooding in Puerto Cabezas, a city in one of Nicaragua's poorest regions, Reuters reported. It also sets the record for the latest Category 5 hurricane on record, beating the mark set by the November 8, 1932, Cuba Hurricane. (CNN)Hurricane Eta pummeled northeastern Nicaragua as it made landfall on Tuesday afternoon, bringing what could be days of cataclysmic flooding in parts of Central America, the US National Hurricane Center said. "We're almost all here," she said. Remnants of Theta, the 29th, dissipated Sunday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. 1 Format Appeal Source. Iota was hitting the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras with torrential rains and strong winds while the western edge began battering the Nicaraguan coast. November 17, 2020 at 9:23 p.m. UTC. A preliminary estimate for the damage in Nicaragua is at $564 million (2020 USD) in that country. 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"The shelters in Bilwi are already full, packed with people from (surrounding) communities.". First published on November 16, 2020 / 4:13 AM. People had been working furiously to put roofs back over their families' heads, but now Iota threatened to take what was left. "This rainfall will lead to catastrophic, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain of Central America," the NHC said. Rivers were overflowing, cities and towns were flooding and landslides were covering roads in Honduras, Reuters reported. 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Over the past couple of decades, meteorologists have been more worried about storms like Iota that power up much faster than normal. That storm surge was on the mind of Yasmina Wriedt earlier Monday in Bilwi's El Muelle neighborhood, sitting tight against the sea. Honduras is no longer under a hurricane warning, but remains under a tropical storm warning, the NHC said. Total damage estimates for the hurricane are currently at $1.4 billion (2020 USD). Iota made landfall just 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta landed weeks ago. A local priest told Reuters earlier that the city was without power and government shelters were at capacity. On November 3, 2020, Hurricane Eta crashed into Central America with winds upward of 140 miles (225 kilometers) per hour—making it one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in years. Image. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota struck the same communities. ", Wriedt said some neighbors went to stay with relatives elsewhere, but most have stayed. The National Hurricane Center forecast that parts of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize would be soaked by 10 to 30 inches of rain from Iota. Hurricane Eta Lashes Nicaragua's Coast As Forecasters Warn Of 'Catastrophic' Flooding . "Today I'm afraid again about losing my house and I'm frightened for all of us who live in this neighborhood. Category 5 hurricane to hit Nicaragua 13 days after last storm: ‘We’re living a real nightmare,’ a resident said Updated Nov 16, 2020; Posted Nov 16, 2020 A woman sits on a toppled energy pole while contemplating her house destroyed in the passing of Hurricane Iota, in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 17, 2020. Eta was this year's 28th named storm, tying the 2005 record. / CBS/AP, Hurricane Iota made landfall on the coast of northeastern Nicaragua late Monday night and is expected to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America battered by Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago. Eta's torrential rains saturated the soil, leaving it prone to new landslides and floods. Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes and killing two children. In Nicaragua, at least 16 people died, including 12 of whom died in a landslide in Matagalpa, state-run Radio Nicaragua reported. "We repaired it as best we could, but now I think the wind will take it again because they say (Iota) is even stronger," Wriedt said, the sound of hammering echoing around her as neighbors boarded windows and reinforced roofs. In Wawa Bar, Jarquin said he found "total destruction." Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua on Tuesday, hours after roaring ashore as a Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was recently devastated by an equally powerful hurricane. In Nicaragua, at least eight communities have received emergency aid and an additional 1,000 families are expected to receive Hygiene Kits, food, mates, blankets, mosquito nets, containers, boots, and capes. "The little that remained standing could be razed," Jarquin said. "We're really afraid. Wriedt, who works for a small fishing organization called Piquinera, said Eta blew off the roof of her house. A preliminary estimate for the damage in Nicaragua is at $564 million (2020 USD) in that country. Such activity has focused attention on climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger, more frequent and more destructive storms. "Neither the army nor the government came to move us.". Hurricane Iota slams into Nicaragua. Forecasters warned the storm surge could reach a shocking 15 to 20 feet above normal tides. … An "extremely dangerous" hurricane named Eta lashed the north coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday as it made landfall packing heavy rain and high winds, authorities said. By Associated Press. Hurriance Eta's winds whip palm trees Tuesday morning in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Limborth Bucardo, of the Miskito Indigenous ethnic group, said many people had moved to churches in Bilwi. A mother and child survey the damage to their El Muelle neighborhood in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, following Hurricane Eta on Nov. 5, 2020. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Women walk next to fallen trees Tuesday morning in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, after winds from Hurricane Eta raked the area. November 17, 2020 / 7:46 AM Nov 17, 2020 8:31 AM EST ... Hurricane Eta slams into Nicaragua as Category 4 storm. Honduras + 4 more. There are fallen poles, there's flooding, roofs torn off," said Puerto Cabezas resident Carmen Enriquez, according to Reuters. At least 20 people in four countries have been killed by Hurricane Iota, which struck Nicaragua on Monday as … Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo, who is also the first lady, said Monday the government had done everything necessary to protect lives, including the evacuation of thousands. CWS and our partners have worked with communities in the area for years. The system came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane about 30 miles (45 kilometers) south of the Nicaraguan city of Puerto Cabezas, also known … Cairo Jarquin, Nicaragua emergency response project manager for Catholic Relief Services, had just visited Bilwi and smaller coastal communities Friday. Rain forecasts through Sunday morning, according to the NHC: The storm -- its sustained wind speed more than doubled over the Caribbean from Sunday evening to Monday evening -- is the latest in. Heavy rain caused the Humuya River to flood in Honduras. Then it meandered across Cuba, the Florida Keys and around the Gulf of Mexico before slogging ashore again near Cedar Key, Florida, and dashing across Florida and the Carolinas. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which is set to end on Nov. 30, has had 30 named storms, 13 of … Planning for relief efforts soon followed, which include placing tents, opening temporary hospitals, and … 2020 Hurricane Eta timeline. Hurricane Etawas a devastating Category 4hurricane that wreaked havoc across parts of Central Americain early November 2020. Strong winds blow onshore in Tela, Honduras, on Tuesday. Almost half a million children are among the more than 1.2 million people who could be affected by the storm, according to UNICEF, which put emergency supplies in place and developed a plan to respond to the needs of children and families, according to a statement from the agency. 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