Authorities in Nicaragua and Honduras evacuated residents of coastal areas.
American forecasters reported that hurricane Ayota strengthened to a catastrophic category five before making landfall in Nicaragua.
The National hurricane watch center said in a statement that “Iota” is expected to cause “catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surge, and heavy rains.”
The wind speed inside the hurricane reached 260 kilometers per hour, and, as expected, it came ashore in almost the same place as hurricane “Eta” two weeks ago.
On Monday, authorities in Honduras and Nicaragua rushed to evacuate residents of coastal areas due to the approaching storm.