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Men wade through a street flooded after the passing of Hurricane Iota in La Lima, Honduras, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Iota flooded stretches of Honduras still underwater from Hurricane Eta, after it hit Nicaragua Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane and weakened as it moved across Central America, dissipating over El Salvador early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Iota's devastation comes into focus in storm-weary Nicaragua

Nov. 18, 2020 10:45 PM EST

MACIZO DE PEÑAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua (AP) — The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clearer Wednesday as images emerged showing piles of wind-tossed lumber that used to be homes and concrete walls that were pounded into pieces by the second Category 4 storm to blast Nicaragua’s Caribbean...

A fallen tree lies on the road after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. 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. (AP Photo/Carlos Herrera)

Hurricane Iota roars onto Nicaragua as 2nd blow in 2 weeks

Nov. 17, 2020 9:45 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes along the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful hurricane just two weeks ago. The extent of the...

Locals move on street barely cleared from the debris of the last storm, before Hurricane Iota makes landfall in La Lima, Honduras, Monday, November 16, 2020. Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Dangerous Hurricane Iota makes landfall on Nicaragua coast

Nov. 16, 2020 11:19 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Iota made landfall on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast late Monday, threatening catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by equally strong Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago. Iota had intensified into an extremely dangerous Category...

US Hurricane Center says Iota makes landfall on Nicaragua coast as dangerous Category 4 storm

Nov. 16, 2020 11:10 PM EST
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — US Hurricane Center says Iota makes landfall on Nicaragua coast as dangerous Category 4 storm.
FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza pushes the ball on the pitch during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Minnesota United in Kissimmee, Fla. Espinoza understands that the United States has been consumed by the presidential election but he's disheartened by the lack of response stateside to the Hurricanes ravaging his homeland in Honduras. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Sporting's Espinoza hopes to bring relief to Honduras

Nov. 16, 2020 6:15 PM EST

Sporting Kansas City's Roger Espinoza understands the United States has been consumed by the presidential election but he's disheartened by the lack of response stateside to the hurricane that ravaged his homeland of Honduras. Espinoza, who represented Honduras in two World Cups, is bringing together players...

Hurricane Iota is now a Category 5 storm as it approaches Central America, days after Hurricane Eta

Nov. 16, 2020 9:58 AM EST
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hurricane Iota is now a Category 5 storm as it approaches Central America, days after Hurricane Eta.
Residents wade through a flooded road in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. The storm that hit Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday had become more of a vast tropical rainstorm, but it was advancing so slowly and dumping so much rain that much of Central America remained on high alert. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Hurricane Iota heads for already battered Central America

Nov. 15, 2020 10:30 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Iota rapidly gained strength after becoming the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season Sunday, threatening to bring dangerous winds and rains to Nicaragua and Honduras — countries recently clobbered by Category 4 Hurricane Eta. The governments of Nicaragua and Honduras said...

Iota strengthens into the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season, expected to hit Honduras and Nicaragua, forecasters say

Nov. 15, 2020 12:59 AM EST
MIAMI (AP) — Iota strengthens into the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season, expected to hit Honduras and Nicaragua, forecasters say.
A man walks through a flooded road in Okonwas, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Eta weakened from the Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm after lashing Nicaragua's Caribbean coast for much of Tuesday, its floodwaters isolating already remote communities and setting off deadly landslides. (AP Photo/Carlos Herrera)

Iota threatens 2nd hurricane strike for Nicaragua, Honduras

Nov. 14, 2020 9:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Iota was strengthening in the Caribbean Sea on Saturday, threatening a second major hurricane strike for Nicaragua and Honduras, countries recently clobbered by a Category 4 Hurricane Eta. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Iota could bring dangerous...

A street sign is damaged in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in the Passe-A-Grille neighborhood of St. Pete Beach, Fla. Eta dumped torrents of blustery rain on Florida's west coast as it slogged over the state before making landfall near Cedar Key, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Tropical Storm Iota forms, could follow Eta's deadly path

Nov. 13, 2020 9:45 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just as the remnants of Eta finally blew out to sea on Friday, another storm formed that could follow its path of death and destruction into Central America this weekend. Hurricane experts were closely watching the Caribbean, where Tropical Storm Iota formed Friday afternoon....