Friday 27 January 2023

Category 5 Hurricane Iota makes landfall on North Caribbean coast of Nicaragua

Paying the bills

Latest

Costa Rica to normalize consular relations with Venezuela

QCOSTARICA - The government of Rodrigo Chaves will start...

Why do you have to be at airport 3 hours before?

QCOSTARICA - Two hours for a domestic flight and...

In Costa Rica: dollar collapses and prices remain high?

QCOSTARICA - The dollar exchange has fallen ¢32 colones...

Unemployment and cost of living are the main challenges in 2023

QCOSTARICA - The only way to alleviate the rise...

Refugees must apply within a month of arrival, warns Immigtation

QCOSTARICA - People seeking refuge in Costa Rica must...

Bivalent vaccine boosters against Covid-19 will arrive earlier than expected

QCOSTARICA - Bivalent Covid-19 vaccines for adults will arrive...

Women almost triple men in demand for medical attention due to stress

QCOSTARICA - High levels of stress affect men and...

Dollar Exchange

¢560.74 Buy

¢566.31 Sell

26 January 2023 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

TODAY NICARAGUA – Hurricane Iota, a category 5 hurricane, made landfall Monday night, November 16, on the North Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour, according to the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies (Ineter).

Marcio Baca, Ineter’s director of Meteorology, said that “(Iota) is the most powerful hurricane that has touched Nicaragua since we have records of tropical cyclones.”

- Advertisement -

The director explained that the center of this powerful hurricane impacted the Haulover coast, an indigenous community, approximately 17 kilometers from Bilwi.

The director of Meteorology of the Ineter said that it is probable that as Iota moves inland, it will lose strength.

Qualified as a “catastrophic hurricane”

Iota, described as a “catastrophic hurricane” will cause “catastrophic winds, potentially deadly storm surge and extreme rain impact on Central America,” the National Hurricane Center warned.

This is the second hurricane to hit Nicaragua’s North Caribbean in less than two weeks. The first was Eta, which made landfall on November 3.

Designated vice president, Rosario Murillo, assured this Monday afternoon that 40,000 people were evacuated before the arrival of Iota.

According to forecasts, Iota will move through the Mining Triangl after making landfall in Haulover and will advance towards San José de Bocay and Wiwilí in Jinotega.

- Advertisement -

By Tuesday afternoon it will reach Jalapa and Santa María de Nueva Segovia as a tropical depression.

Alerts continue in Central America

13 days after Eta, a category 4, made landfall in Nicaragua, the government had decreed alerts for the entire Nicaraguan territory. These were maintained before the announcement of Hurricane Iota. The red alert is for the northeast and northwest, yellow in the north, and green for the rest of the country.

The government of El Salvador decreed this Monday a red alert and began evacuations in some highly dangerous territories.

“A red alert has been declared throughout the national territory, given the impact that Hurricane Iota will generate in our country,” said the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

- Advertisement -

Article originally appeared on Today Nicaragua and is republished here with permission.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Q24N
Q24N is an aggregator of news for Latin America. Reports from Mexico to the tip of Chile and Caribbean are sourced for our readers to find all their Latin America news in one place.

Related Articles

Which country has the cheapest and most expensive mobile internet in Latin America?

Q TECHNOLOGY - British price comparison website cable.co.uk analyzed 5,292 mobile...

4.9% of the Nicaraguan population left their country in 2022

Q24N - A total of 328,443 Nicaraguans left the country in...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.