Hurricane Iota in the Caribbean strengthened to the fourth category

Meteorologists warn that it can cause storm surges, strong wind gusts, floods, and landslides in Central America.

On Monday, Hurricane Iota, which formed in the Caribbean Sea, strengthened to the fourth category out of five possible on the Saffir – Simpson scale with maximum wind gusts of 62.5 m/s. This is reported by the US national hurricane watch center headquartered in Miami (Florida).

According to its data, the hurricane is currently located 70 km northeast of the Colombian island of Providencia in the Caribbean Sea. It is moving West at a speed of 17 km/h.

Iota is expected to hit the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday at about 08:00 East coast time. Meteorologists warn that it can cause storm surges, strong wind gusts, flooding, and landslides in Central America. A storm warning is in effect for Providencia island and some coastal areas in Eastern Honduras and northeastern Nicaragua.

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