Iota intensified into a category 5 storm on Monday afternoon but weakened as it approached the Nicaraguan coastline. [26] The roof was torn off of a makeshift hospital that was serving as a replacement to an older hospital, requiring an evacuation of the patients there. [55][41] This marked the first time a Category 5 hurricane struck the country directly. [1][2][3][4] As many as 41 people are currently missing. Such high rainfall amounts will "lead to significant, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding, along with mudslides in areas of higher terrain," the advisory warned. [65] An amateur radio from Club de Radio-Experimentadores de Nicaragua (CREN) reported winds of 124 mph (200 km/h) winds and damaged roofs, although it was unclear whether these were sustained winds or wind gusts. The passenger terminal experienced severe damages, and estimated repair times are more than a month. [22] After peaking in intensity, Iota's pressure fluctuated somewhat before it weakened slightly to a high-end Category 4 hurricane at 03:00 UTC on November 17 as the storm began to interact with land. 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Hurricane Iota, the second Category 4 landfall in less than two weeks in Central America, unleashed destructive winds, more inundating rain and storm … [67] Torrential rains on already saturated soils led to extensive flooding and landslides. Iota made landfall in northeastern Nicaragua at 10:40 p.m. Eastern time Monday as a Category 4 storm, with wind speeds up to about 155 miles per hour, according to the hurricane center. Orkaan Iota was categorie 5 orkaan die in Centraal-Amerika aan land kwam. [41] Although debris covered runways at El Embrujo Airport, initially preventing aircraft from arriving or leaving,[41] by November 17 it was operational enough to allow President Duque to visit and assess the damage of the island. A hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi, and the northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Nicaragua border, according to the hurricane center. People try to recover belongings amid mud after the passage of Hurricane Eta as they prepare to evacuate the Omonita neighborhood in El Progreso, Yoro department, Honduras. Iota is the 30th named storm of the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which has seen more named storms than any other, The Associated Press notes. Hurricane Iota continued to quickly strengthen as it tracked toward Central America on Sunday. Blocked roads cut off access to 135 communities. [35] An estimated 100,000 people remained isolated across Honduras in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta as Iota made landfall. Extreme winds and a life-threatening storm surge are expected along portions of the coast of northeastern Nicaragua, where a hurricane warning is in effect. Downed trees and blocked paths have slowed down some rescue teams. [10][11][12] Six hours later, the system strengthened into Tropical Storm Iota. Iota developed later in the season than any other Category 5 storm on record, beating a November 8, 1932, Cuba hurricane, said Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. [31] Three hours later, a hurricane watch was issued for Providencia, as well as along the coast of Northern Nicaragua and Eastern Honduras, with a tropical storm watch also issued for Central Honduras. Duque said Monday at least one person is dead on Providencia and 90% of the island's infrastructure has been affected by Iota. The storm … Jump to navigation Jump to search Hurricane Iota Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2020. Two field hospitals and 4,000 tents were to be set up on the island. Numerous power outages were restored in the days following Iota's destruction. Costa Rica and Panama should also see about 4 to 8 inches, with up to 12 inches possible in some areas. Hurricane Iota is a dangerous category four storm that is expected to dump heavy rains and bring life-threatening surge to Central America, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Monday. Families will also receive purified water, face masks, blankets, buckets, plastic sheets, eggs and beef (the last two for preferred protein sources). https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/weather/hurricane-iota-monday Iota came ashore just 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall Nov. 3, also as a Category 4 storm. Iota is the second major hurricane this November, along with Hurricane Eta, which peaked as a category 4 storm with 150 mph winds early in November. Local villagers carry a woman during an evacuation ahead of landfall of Hurricane Iota on November 16, 2020 in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. [30], Tropical storm warnings were first issued for the Colombian islands of San Andrés and Providencia around midday on November 14. [13] After struggling somewhat due to wind shear and dry air, Iota began to rapidly intensify over warm waters late on November 14, as convection started to wrap around the storm's center. Iota’s lightning shaped a steady wall that surrounded its eye, the so-called “enveloped eyewall lightning” signature that is a staple of a rapidly-intensifying storm. Als eenendertigste depressie, dertigste storm, dertiende orkaan en zesde majeure orkaan van het Atlantisch orkaanseizoen 2020 ontstond Iota in het centrale deel van de Caraïbische Zee op 13 november. Dozens of people in the remote Guatemalan village of San Cristobal remain missing after a landslide swept through last week, leaving mud 50 feet deep in some places. After weakening slightly, Iota made landfall in northeastern Nicaragua as a high-end Category 4 hurricane, becoming the strongest recorded hurricane to make landfall in Nicaragua in November. 10 health facilities have reported a complete loss of cold-chain equipment, which hampered preparations made for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. [17] They also found intense lightning in Iota's southwest eyewall along with hail, which is extremely rare for a hurricane, given the warm temperatures that are present in those storms. Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane … [8] The wave subsequently entered the Eastern Caribbean by 06:00 UTC on November 10 and moved westward into a more conducive environment for development. Mudslides caused extensive damage and multiple deaths. Swells will be felt from Central America to the Yucatan Peninsula, as far east as Jamaica and as far south as Colombia. [39], The Government of El Salvador opened 1,000 shelters with a capacity for 30,000 people. Iota is expected to be even more devastating than Hurricane Eta, which ravaged Central America less than two weeks ago. Iota had intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm earlier, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it weakened slightly to Category 4. These reports were also limited due to most communications to Puerto Cabezas being knocked out during the storm. Damage to homes was reported in El Cayude and El Tranquero. [24] As Iota was moving ashore, Puerto Cabezas airport reported sustained winds of 72 knots (85 mph; 135 km/h) with gusts to 98 knots (115 mph; 180 km/h) at 02:53 UTC on November 17. Powerful winds uprooted numerous trees, some of which fell on homes, and several homes lost their roof. Late on November 11, the wave started to become better organized, and by 15:00 UTC on November 13, it had developed into Tropical Depressio… Duque stated that a plan for the complete reconstruction of Providencia's infrastructure was to be drawn up within 100 days and that all of the destroyed housing would be rebuilt by 2022. Hurricane Iota made landfall in northern Nicaragua Monday night as a Category 4 storm, bringing life-threatening storm surge to the coast. The maximum sustained winds in Iota hit 160 mph at 10 a.m. EST on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Iota's landfall location is approximately 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on November 3rd. Iota came ashore just 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall Nov. 3, also as a Category 4 storm. [49] The worst damage took place in the Mohán sector of Dabeiba where landslides killed three people, injured 20, and left eight others missing. Old record was November 8 by the Cuba Hurricane of 1932. Donations worth hundreds of millions of USD have been given to affected countries. In the Silva municipality, flooding affected 288 homes. A bridge collapse along the Chicamocha River isolated approximately 1,000 people in Carcasí and Enciso. Emergencies were declared for 29 municipalities in the Santander Department where multiple rivers topped their banks. Eta’s torrential rains saturated the soil in the region, leaving it prone to new landslides and floods, and that the storm surge could reach 15 to … The predicted storm surge along the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras will be accompanied by "large and destructive waves," along with swells that cause "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," according to the advisory. [67], Operation USA began preparations for relief efforts on November 17. Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five - the last was in 1932. About Iota. The local airport is also unusable because of debris, Duque said. [80], Hurricane Iota at peak intensity approaching, CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, Club de Radio-Experimentadores de Nicaragua, "EN VIVO | Iota deja al menos 16 muertos en Nicaragua, según fuentes oficiales", "A la fecha se registran 16 hondureños muertos tras paso de Iota", "Death toll from storm Iota rises past 45 in Central, South America", "Monitoreo Azul y Blanco reporta 28 muertos por el huracán Iota en Nicaragua", "Pérdidas por huracanes superan los 18 mil millones de córdobas", "Latin America & The Caribbean: 2020 Hurricane Season Situation Report No. [9][10] Late on November 11, the wave started to become better organized, and by 15:00 UTC on November 13, it had developed into Tropical Depression Thirty-One in the southern Caribbean, tying 2005 for the most tropical depressions recorded in one season. A landslide killed two people in Wiwilí de Jinotega and another person died in Quilalí. Mudslides and downed trees were also reported in portions of the country. Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as Category 4 major hurricane. [6], The precursor tropical wave to Iota produced heavy rain across Venezuela's Falcón state, primarily in the Paraguaná Peninsula. Iota has rapidly intensified into a Category 4. Hurricane Iota made landfall as a Category 5 storm in Colombia on Monday, killing one person and damaging at least 98% of the infrastructure in the island of Providencia. CNN's Madeline Holcombe, Gene Norman and Robert Shackelford contributed to this report. Extremely heavy rain fell on much of Nicaragua widening flash flooding caused by the hurricane's high storm surge. Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 with 155 mph winds. Hurricane Iota made landfall in northern Nicaragua Monday night as a Category 4 storm, bringing life-threatening storm surge to the coast. The landfall location of Iota was just 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall as a Category 4 on Nov. 3. The community of Santa Ana lost electrical service. [5], Together Eta and Iota have killed around 100 Hondurans and local analysts estimate the damage will cost the country more than 10 billion dollars (L244.1 billion). Nicaraguan Navy sailors help evacuate people from the Karata and Wawa Bar communities ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Iota in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua Sunday. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Iota then rapidly weakened as it moved inland, dissipating on November 18. Iota is the latest Atlantic calendar year Category 5 hurricane on record. Iota made landfall in Nicaragua late Monday as a powerful and "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane, bringing with it catastrophic winds … Cumulative total across the three states were nearly 297,000 affected people, as well as almost 59,000 homes being damaged. [62], On San Andrés, torrential rains and large swells caused extensive flooding. [75], Following restoration of communication with Providencia on November 16, President Duque pledged immediate aid to the island. Iota was a Category 5 storm with 160 mph … [79], As of November 25, 2.5 million people had limited or no access to health services due to impacts. Hurricane Iota space views show record-breaking Category 5 monster. [35] On November 18, the Government of Colombia pledged 500 billion pesos (US$136 million) for recovery efforts in Bolívar and Cartagena. The food kits will be available until the government is able to provide adequate food support. Iota will be the second major hurricane in two weeks to strike C. America. Hurricane Iota made landfall as a Category 5 storm in Colombia on Monday, killing one person and damaging at least 98% of the infrastructure in the island of Providencia. The Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport is expected to be remained closed until mid-December. [36] Some residents feared starvation while residing in shelters as Eta largely destroyed the region's crops. The Instituto Nicaragüense de Telecomunicaciones y Correos|es reported loss of telephone service to 35 communities. [61] Two shelters were known to have lost their roof before communication was lost. A dog eats from the rubble of houses destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Eta, in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on November 15, 2020. [2] 80% of Copán Ruinas' roads were rendered impassible due to mudslides and flash flooding. Iota made landfall in Nicaragua as a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane Monday, threatening to deliver more drenching rains and fierce winds to … [4] Two children were swept away by a river in Santa Teresa, Carazo, while three other members of their family went missing; a sixth family member was rescued. Hurricane Iota has made landfall in Nicaragua as a powerful, potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm. A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm as it swept over the western Caribbean. [14] At 06:00 UTC on November 15, Iota reached hurricane status, before strengthening to Category 2 status at 00:00 UTC on November 16. Other infection rates of illnesses such as Dengue fever and COVID are increasing as well. [7], Spreading of disease, ranging from colds and skin rashes to gastrointestinal problems has become much more common. News November 17, 2020 Hurricane Iota slams Central America as Category 4 The powerful storm made landfall overnight just 15 miles from where Eta … Hurricane and tropical storm warnings are also in effect for surrounding area. At least 61 people were killed due to Iota including at least 28 in Nicaragua and 16 in Honduras, among other countries. The National Hurricane Center warned of Iota's "potentially catastrophic" impact on parts of Central America. Eta’s torrential rains saturated the soil in the region, leaving it prone to new landslides and floods, and that the storm surge could reach 15 to … CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest. Downed trees blocking the road hampered the effort. Iota caused severe damage to areas of Central America already devastated by Hurricane Eta just less than two weeks prior. [2] Landslides were the primary cause of fatalities; one in San Manuel Colohete killed eight people and another in Los Trapiches killed five people. [41] Emphasis was placed on evacuating critical injuries to the mainland before establishing the field hospitals. The storm recorded maximum sustained winds near 155 mph upon landfall. [68] On November 23 a passenger truck plunged off a road in a mountainous area that had been devastated by Iota, an accident which caused the deaths of 17 people and 25 injuries. 8ºC/14ºF temperature increase inside the eye, along with notation of frequent lightning in the southwest eyewall and hail. While the full extent of the damage from Eta won't be known for a while, the powerful storm, combined with the coronavirus pandemic, may have effects that last for years. At 18:00 UTC on November 8, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) began to monitor the Central Caribbean for a tropical wave forecasted to enter the area and potentially become a low-pressure area within a few days. At least 28 people died in relation to the hurricane while 29 others are missing. [63] One person was killed on the island. Iota is just the second Atlantic category 5 hurricane recorded in November in the Atlantic, the other being the 1932 Cuba hurricane, at category 5 strength from November 5-8, 1932. [49] The landslides destroyed 67 homes and damaged 104 others as well as three schools. [32][33] The rest of the coastline of Honduras, as well as the Bay Islands, were later put under tropical storm warnings on November 16. Iota made landfall in Nicaragua as a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane Monday, threatening to deliver more drenching rains and fierce winds to … Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane … Towns around Puerto Cabezas in particular were devastated by Eta and debris remained strewn across the area. [66], A total of 160,233 homes lost power in Nicaragua and 47,638 families lost water service. [61] The relative lack of casualties in Providencia is attributed to residents adhering to warnings and seeking refuge in sturdy structures or interior bathrooms. By November 17, 700 people had relocated from their homes. Flooding reached a depth of 6 in (15 cm) at the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, preventing usage of the runways. The eye of category 5 Hurricane Iota on November 16, 2020, as seen by the Sentinel-2 satellite (Image credit: Pierre Markuse) Hurricane Iota roared ashore in northern Nicaragua as a high-end category 4 storm with 155 mph winds and a central pressure of 920 mb at 10:40 p.m. EST November 16. This made 2020 the fifth consecutive Atlantic hurricane season since 2016 to feature at least one Category 5 hurricane. [53], On November 15–16, Iota passed close to the outlying Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina as a Category 5 hurricane. [35], Total damage from the storm is estimated at US$1.4 billion. Hurricane Iota makes landfall as Category 5 storm. At 18:00 UTC on November 8, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) began to monitor the Central Caribbean for a tropical wave forecasted to enter the area and potentially become a low-pressure area within a few days. This season’s strongest storm yet is expected to hit the Nicaraguan coast in the same area that was hit by Hurricane Eta two weeks ago. Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five - the last was in 1932. Central Pacific Hurricane Center 2525 Correa Rd Suite 250 Honolulu, HI 96822 W-HFO.webmaster@noaa.gov Iota had intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm early in the day, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it weakened slightly to Category 4, … [61] Rough seas on November 17 prevented the Colombian Navy from reaching the island, though Duque was able to fly by helicopter for an aerial survey. Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as Category 4 major hurricane. #Iota is now a Category 5 #hurricane with max winds of 160 mph. After growing to a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Iota weakened to a Category 4 as it made landfall in Nicaragua. Central America braced for its second major hurricane in as many weeks as Hurricane Iota, now a record-setting Category 5 storm, roared ashore in Nicaragua Monday night. Updated 11:40 PM ET, Mon November 16, 2020. Planning for relief efforts soon followed, which include placing tents, opening temporary hospitals, and delivering food and water to those in need. An estimated total of 5.2 million people were affected by the storm,[7] while hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. [20] At 15:00 UTC, Iota intensified further to reach its peak intensity as a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 160 mph (260 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 917 mb (27.08 inHg). Hurricane Iota's landfall location is approximately 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on November 3rd. [15][16], By 06:00 UTC on November 16, hurricane hunters discovered that Iota had become a high-end Category 3 major hurricane, marking the first time that two major hurricanes were recorded in November. Civil Protection officials advised residents of possible flooding along the Matícora reservoir in Mauroa, the Barrancas river, and the Quebrada de Uca river. The storm hovered for days over Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, with heavy rains creating flooding and landslides that wiped entire communities off the map. Heavy rains associated with a tropical wave and Iota brought heavy rainfall to parts of Colombia, leading to flash flooding and mudslides. [60] Every home on the island suffered damage, with 80 percent being destroyed. Iota's landfall location was approximately 15 miles (25 km) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall on November 3. Various concrete and wooden houses were reduced to rubble. Hurricane Iota gained even more strength in the Atlantic Ocean, as it prepared to make landfall. [35] By November 19, 112 people were airlifted from the island. Iota will be the second major hurricane to hit the area in as many weeks. [41] A state of emergency was declared for a year. According to CNN, Iota made landfall near the town of Haulover, Nicaragua, late Monday night as a Category 4 storm. Iota made landfall in northeastern Nicaragua at 10:40 p.m. Eastern time Monday as a Category 4 storm, with wind speeds up to about 155 miles per hour, according to the hurricane … [25], Iota then rapidly weakened as it moved over the mountainous terrain of Central America, falling below major hurricane status at 09:00 UTC on November 17, and below hurricane status at 18:00 UTC. [2] Teonela Paisano Wood, the mayor of Brus Laguna, stated concerns that continued rainfall pose a large threat to the town. The wave subsequently entered the Eastern Caribbeanby 06:00 UTC on November 10 and moved westward into a more conducive environment for development. [37][38], Approximately 80,000 people were evacuated from flood-prone areas. [69] A preliminary damage estimate places the damages at 12.3 billion córdobas ($352.5 million USD). A total of 497 people were affected in the community. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Providencia, while San Andres is under a hurricane watch, the hurricane center said. [42] City officials converted the Coliseo de Combate into a shelter capable of accommodating 200 people. [23] At 03:40 UTC, Iota made landfall along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, near the town of Haulover, with sustained winds of 155 mph (250 km/h) and a central pressure of 920 mb (27.17 inHg). Hurricane Iota strengthens to Category 5 as it nears Nicaragua. [60] Opposition to Duque criticized him for not evacuating Providencia ahead of the storm. Hurricane Iota made landfall at 10:40 p.m. EST in Nicaragua, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, about 2 mph shy of Category 5 status. [76], Nicaragua's power company, Enatrel, dispatched more than 100 crews to the Caribbean Coast to restore electricity. A Hurricane Hunters mission even reported hail at flight degree within the eyewall Sunday evening, nearly remarkable in hurricane eyewalls. [70], Iota produced heavy rainfall over portions of Honduras, causing a river to overflow in Tocoa. displaced thousands and left scores of people dead or missing. Rainfall accumulations throughout Central America are expected to be high, with Honduras, northern Nicaragua, Guatemala and southern Belize seeing between 8 and 16 inches and isolated accumulations of 20 to 30 inches possible in northeast Nicaragua and northern Honduras, according to the advisory. [36] On November 17, at least 30 people were buried in a landslide in Macizo de Penas Blancas, and a boy was found buried. [24] This also made Iota the strongest hurricane in recorded history to make landfall in Nicaragua within November. A preliminary estimate for the damage in Nicaragua is at $564 million (2020 USD) in that country. [35] The government of Taiwan donated 800 tons of rice to the areas expected to be impacted by the storm. [40] One person was killed and six were injured on the island. Category 4 Hurricane Iota made landfall along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, about 15 miles from where Eta made landfall as a Category 4 just 13 days earlier. [5] Total damage estimates for the hurricane are currently at $1.4 billion (2020 USD).[6]. Tropical cyclone watches and warnings were first issued on November 14 in parts of Colombia, Nicaragua, and Honduras, with the latter two countries still recovering from Eta just two weeks prior. MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the … 2. 1,000 hygiene kits, which include laundry soap, hand and dish soap, bleach, and toilet paper will be given. In Wiwilí, fears arose over the safety of residents who evacuated into the mountains to escape flooding as numerous landslides occurred in the region. [21], Oxfam had to temporarily suspend operations across Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador related to Hurricane Eta to protect relief works. [77] Nicaragua's army had sent 100 rescuers to a site where a landslide caused damage. Officials have reported that more than 4 million people have been affected by Eta and Iota. 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