The Gigantic Category 5 Hurricane “Iota” Seen from a Fighter Plane

Iota made landfall in Nicaragua late Monday as a powerful and “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane, bringing with it catastrophic winds and life-threatening storm surge, forecasters said.

It weakened significantly overnight and as of 9 a.m. Tuesday was downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm with maximum winds of 75 mph.

Iota is forecast to weaken into a depression by Wednesday as it moves west over Honduras and El Salvador, bringing 10-30 inches of rain to Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize and raising the risk of life-threatening flash flooding, landslides and mudslides in an area that was recently battered by another powerful storm.

 

See the video below to witness the strength of the hurricane:

 

Source: LaPrensa & SkyNews

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