Hurricane Iota slams Central America as Category 4 l GMA
The powerful storm made landfall overnight just 15 miles from where Eta devastated the area earlier this month.
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Iota is expected to bring up to 30 inches of rain to Central America after making landfall in a region recently devastated by Eta. Hurricane Iota is pushing across Central America after making landfall in Nicaragua.
In a record-breaking year for Atlantic hurricanes, Iota is the first to reach the Category 5 status and the second destructive hurricane to hit the region this month.
Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis has the latest. Packing record-breaking winds and unleashing torrential floods, storm Iota hit Central America on Tuesday, causing swollen rivers to burst their banks, flipping roofs onto streets, and killing at least three people. Hurricane Iota has weakened to a tropical storm as it pushes across Central America.
It hit Nicaragua as a Category 4 with howling winds and massive surf, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes.
Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports.