Extremely vicious Hurricane Iota roars through Caribbean coast just devastated by Eta

Hurricane Iota made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm in Nicaragua, Hurricane Iota made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm in Nicaragua video, Hurricane Iota made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm in Nicaragua pictures
Hurricane Iota made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm in Nicaragua. Picture: The Weather Channel

Double blast! Hurricane Iota roared ashore as a dangerous Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast just 13 days after category 4 Hurricane Eta.

After intensifying into an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm on Monday, Iota finally weakened slightly before its landfall south of Puerto Cabezas (Bilwi) with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.

The sound of metal structures banging and buckling in the wind was similar to bullets. This is double destruction. This is coming in with fury.

Iota vs Eta landfalls

Iota came ashore just 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall Nov. 3, also as a Category 4 storm.

Eta’s torrential rains saturated the soil in the region, leaving it prone to new deadly landslides and floods, forecasters warned.

The situation is exacerbated by the fact that Iota is making landfall in almost the exact same location that category 4 Hurricane Eta did a little less than two weeks ago.

Eta killed more than 130 people in the region as torrential rains caused flash floods and mudslides in parts of Central America and Mexico. And now crocodiles are invading streets of cities in the state of Tabasco.

A residents explains: “This hurricane is definitely worse than Eta. There are already a lot of houses that lost their roofs, fences and fruit trees that got knocked down. We will never forget this year.

Forecasters warned that Iota’s storm surge could reach 15 to 20 feet above normal tides.

Another witness said: The situation doesn’t look good at all. We woke up without electricity, with rain and the surf is getting really high.

Moreover, many haven’t finished repairing houses and settling in when another hurricane comes. The shelters in Bilwi are already full, packed with people from (surrounding) communities.

Evacuations were conducted from low-lying areas in Nicaragua and Honduras near their shared border through the weekend.

Hurricane Iota

Iota is the record 30th named storm of this year’s extraordinarily busy Atlantic hurricane season.

It’s also the ninth storm to rapidly intensify this season, a dangerous phenomenon that is happening increasingly more often.

More extreme weather phenomena on USA Today, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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