Eta weakens to tropical storm, but lashes Nicaragua and Honduras with rains, deadly mudslides ... 2020. The 2020 hurricane season became the busiest in recorded history when Tropical Storm Theta formed on Nov. 9. "This rainfall would lead to significant, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain," they continued. UPDATED 3:30 PM PT – Sunday, November 1, 2020. Tropical Storm Iota is brewing in the Caribbean Sea, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras after they were ransacked by Category 4 Hurricane Eta. Trees were downed and roofs ripped off houses, including one hotel, said the disaster agency Sinapred, though there were so far no reports of loss of life in the country. While the system is currently just a minimal tropical storm with 40 mph winds, the NHC expects the storm to become a hurricane over the weekend. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles from the center, mainly along the coast in the Tropical Storm Warning area. … In this file photo, a car drives under an ominous rain cloud from tropical storm Marco as locals prepare for the arrival of hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 25, 2020… The season was expected to be very active, and it was. Today is the last day of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The NHC forecasts Iota to rapidly weaken to a tropical depression yesterday as it moves further inland, and to dissipate over Central America by early today. A tropical depression in the Caribbean has become Tropical Storm Eta, the 28th named storm of the season, and is projected to make landfall in Nicaragua or Honduras. While there is some uncertainty about the exact path that Iota will take, it is likely to be moving fairly slowly as it impacts Central America early next week. The storm has already left at least two people dead: one in the Colombian Caribbean island territory of Providencia, where it caused widespread damage, and one woman in the indigenous community of Ngabe Bugle in Panama, where 2,005 people remained in shelters even as rains began to ease there. US forecasters at the National Hurricane Centre warned of “life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding, and landslides” in Central America. A man walks through a flooded road in Okonwas, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Additional strengthening is forecast, … Residents wade through a flooded road in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Hurricane Eta made landfall in the same area as a Category 4 hurricane in early November before easing to a tropical storm, bringing widespread flooding and landslides that left 200 people dead. November 2020 was the first time on record that two hurricanes formed in the Atlantic basin during the month. BILWI (Nicaragua), Nov 18 — Nicaraguans picked through the broken remains of their hurricane-ravaged homes yesterday, while Iota was downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued its advance across Central America — just two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated parts of the region. Tropical Storm Beta was a tropical cyclone that brought heavy rainfall, flooding, and severe weather to the Southeastern United States in September 2020. Iota is currently passing about 300 miles south of Jamaica as it moves off to the west-southwest at 3 mph. story: nicaragua / tropical storm eta trt: 03:09 source: wfp restrictions: please credit wfp on screen language: english / miskito / nats dateline: 03-08 november 2020, bilwi, nicaragua / 11 november 2020, rayapura, coco river, nicaragua-honduras border / 11 november 2020, rome, italy / 11 november 2020, waspam, nicaragua "Environmental conditions of low vertical wind shear, warm sea surface temperatures, and a moist atmosphere favor intensification over the next few days," the NHC said. Tropical Storm Eta spun through northern Nicaragua today after lashing the country's Caribbean coast for much of … This season broke a … But a powerful storm combined with the worst pandemic in 100 years will likely be remembered as one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the region. Prinsila Glaso, 80, told AFP on Monday that her community south of Bilwi had been “destroyed” in the wake of Eta, and worried Hurricane Iota would leave little behind. APTOPIX Nicaragua Tropical Weather A man walks through a flooded road in Okonwas, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. El Salvador and Panama declared a “red alert” ahead of the hurricane’s projected path through Central America. NEW ORLEANS — The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has ended. People walk along a beach as Storm Iota approaches, in Cedeno, Honduras November 17, 2020. Tropical Storm Iota is brewing in the Caribbean Sea, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras after they were ransacked by Category 4 Hurricane Eta. Tropical storm Iota has devastated Central America, leaving residents to wade through the wreckage of two storms in a matter of weeks.First, Hurricane Eta struck Nicaragua on … Attachments. Nov 17, 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 … Heavy rains and gusty squalls could begin reaching the coast before that time. Dozens killed, thousands displaced in Central America, In Central America, a devastating storm and an uncertain future. In Nueva Jerusalen, winds had destroyed the roof of a health centre, damaged at least 38 homes and uprooted trees, according to the Honduran civil protection service. — AFP, Climate ‘bomb’ Iota weakens slightly off Central America, Maximum Category 5 Hurricane Iota barrels towards Central America, Hurricane Iota closing in on storm-battered Central America. A major hurricane is the last thing that this region of the world needs, after Hurricane Eta slammed into Nicaragua at a Category 4 hurricane on November 3rd.  The formation of Eta tied the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season as the most active on record along with the 2005 season (which had 27 named storms and one unnamed subtropical storm). The Atlantic has seen a record storm season this year with 30 named storms and 13 hurricanes. Tropical Storm Iota Tears Across Nicaragua, Is Downgraded From Hurricane It was expected to weaken into tropical depression over Honduras and dissipate near El Salvador. The true damage from Eta likely won't be known for a while. Tropical Storm Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early Saturday, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras, countries recently … 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. Local hospitals will now face the additional burden of combating other illnesses related to the storm and the flooding, from dengue to cholera to yellow fever. Authorities had rushed to evacuate thousands of people from coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras in the immediate path of the storm. Tropical storm Eta has been named the 28th storm of this year’s hurricane season as it heads toward Central America. Eta is the earliest 28th tropical or subtropical storm on record in an Atlantic hurricane season, surpassing the old mark of December 30, which was set by Tropical Storm Zeta in 2005. "We are talking about a huge impact across the region," said Santiago Luego, of the Red Cross. Shelters in Nicaragua — already stretched by those made homeless by Eta — were overwhelmed by new arrivals, Eufemia Hernandez, coordinator of a centre at Uraccan University, told AFP. Iota is the 30th named storm this year and the ninth Greek name to be used in this. Local media reported that more than 175,000 people had been evacuated since Saturday, mostly in areas previously flooded by Eta. It will more than likely get caught up in … Neighbouring Guatemala, with vast areas still recovering from Eta, was also on high alert. Updated 2123 GMT (0523 HKT) November 13, 2020. CNN's Matt Rivers and Natalie Gallon contributed to this report. Iota will likely spend the next 24 hours consolidating and becoming better organized, but once that happens steady-to-rapid strengthening is expected and "the forecast now calls for the system to be a major hurricane when it approaches the coast of Central America," according to NHC. “It took everything: the wooden roof and the windows of my house, which is made of concrete.”. ... 2020. Iota dropped to Category 4 before midnight, and by 12.00pm Tuesday (1900 GMT) had slowed substantially, with sustained winds of 65 miles (105 kilometres) per hour. Even before the storm, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala had poor public health systems that were struggling in the fight against Covid-19. MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tropical Storm Eta drenched northern Nicaragua and Honduras Wednesday after devastating communities along the country’s Caribbean coast and setting off … ... 2020 … The center of Eta was located 125 miles north-northeast of Managua, Nicaragua according to the 4 p.m. Wednesday advisory from the National Hurricane Center. ... 2020… On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone is expected to be near the northeastern coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras by Monday night. It warned that heavy rains would continue in the northern part of the country, where the Sula Valley was also considered at high risk after dozens were killed there during Hurricane Eta two weeks ago. Disaster struck twice in two weeks in Nicaragua. Iota became the only Atlantic hurricane this year to reach Category 5 status — the maximum level on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale — soon before it made landfall in Nicaragua on Monday evening with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles (260 kilometres) per hour. Rescuers in the Honduran community of Tocoa helped evacuate hundreds of people who were left trapped by the rising waters of the Aguan River, which had overflowed its banks and flooded several homes. Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2020. 0. The storm then crawled through Central America dropping 25 to 30 inches -- even 40 inches in some cases -- of rainfall in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Tropical Storm Iota is brewing in the Caribbean Sea, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras after their recent battering from the Category 4 Hurricane Eta. (CNN)There continues to be no end in sight for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Warmer seas caused by climate change are making hurricanes stronger for longer after landfall, scientists say. Tropical Storm Iota was named by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) Friday afternoon. — Reuters pic. There continues to be no end in sight for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Iota downgraded to tropical storm after pummeling Nicaragua. Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua … More than 3.6 million people across Central America have been affected to varying degrees, according to the Red Cross. 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. The area was without power and telecommunications services, according to provider Telcor. Colonel John Fredy Sepulveda, the police chief on Providencia, said the local hospital had lost part of its roof and the territory of around 6,000 people was without power. Maximum sustained winds have increased near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. The calendar says it's mid-November, but the third storm of the month has formed and it's already expected to bring significant problems to portions of Central America that were devastated by Hurricane Eta just last week. “The wind is too strong,” Jessi Urbina, a resident of the badly damaged El Muelle neighbourhood in Bilwi, Nicaragua, told AFP. The only disturbance in the Atlantic is far off to the East just to the Northwest of Africa. Regardless of the exact path, the NHC is already warning that the system "has the potential to produce 20 to 30 inches of rain with a focus across northern Nicaragua and Honduras.". With thousands in shelters, and social distancing hard to do, many fear that Covid-19 will spread. 36 min ago. play. La Ceiba, Honduras, reported a … Nicaragua declares preventive alert as Tropical Storm Eta threatens AFP and The Tico Times November 1, 2020 Sustained tropical storm force winds from #Eta are likely to begin within the warning areas by Monday evening and Monday night. BILWI (Nicaragua), Nov 18 — Nicaraguans picked through the broken remains of their hurricane-ravaged homes yesterday, while Iota was downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued its advance … This video is no longer available. Nicaragua + 5 more. PDC; Posted 14 Nov 2020 Originally published 14 Nov 2020. Posted: Nov 17, 2020 / 05:14 PM EST / Updated: Nov 17, 2020 / 05:14 PM EST Iota continues to move West over Nicaragua. Iota downgraded to tropical storm after tearing through Nicaragua, Honduras. Hurricane Iota is the second Category 4 storm to hit Nicaragua in two weeks Both tropical storms travelled in nearly the exact same path By Nate Schwartz Nov 17, 2020, 2:01pm MST In 2017, Irma and Maria, both Category 5 storms, carved out parallel tracks through the tropical Atlantic about two weeks apart. Tracking Tropical Storm Eta. The NHC warned that Iota would dump up to 20 inches (500 mm) of rain on Honduras, northern Nicaragua, southeast Guatemala and southern Belize, with isolated totals of up to 30 inches. Tropical Storm Iota - Estimated Impacts - Advisory 5, 14 November 2020 1000 EST Format Map Source.