Category 4 Hurricane Iota came ashore near Haulover, Nicaragua on November 16, only 15 miles away from where Hurricane Eta made landfall just two weeks prior. Heavy rains, strong winds and landslides have impacted millions of people across the region.
Hurricane Eta, the 28th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, made its first landfall in Nicaragua on November 3 as a category 4 storm. Dozens of deaths were attributed to the storm. Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama were among the countries impacted by the hurricane. After battering Central America with strong winds and torrential rains causing flooding and landslides, Eta moved back into the Caribbean as a tropical depression. The storm next impacted Cuba before making landfall as a tropical storm in the Florida Keys on November 8 and Cedar Key on November 11.
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