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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.  Total damage estimates for the hurricane are currently at $1.4 billion (2020 USD).. 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… Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five - the last was in 1932. Families will also receive purified water, face masks, blankets, buckets, plastic sheets, eggs and beef (the last two for preferred protein sources). 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. Over the next few days, the wave began to become better organized and by November 13, it developed into a tropical depression north of Colombia. , 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. , Heavy rains associated with a tropical wave and Iota caused extensive damage in Colombia. The storm made landfall near the town of Haulover at 10:40 p.m. EST with sustained winds near 155 mph, according to an advisory from the National Hurricane Center. 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. , Spreading of disease, ranging from colds and skin rashes to gastrointestinal problems has become much more common. 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.  Every home on the island suffered damage, with 80 percent being destroyed. , With Nicaragua still reeling from Hurricane Eta two weeks prior, many areas remained flooded.  One person was killed and six were injured on the island. https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/weather/hurricane-iota-monday  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. 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.  Some flooding occurred in the state of Miranda. 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, … 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. Iota is the latest in the season on record the Atlantic has had a Category 5. The passenger terminal experienced severe damages, and estimated repair times are more than a month. 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. , An estimated 70 percent of Cartagena saw flooding due to the direct effects of Iota, affecting an estimated 155,000 people. Donations worth hundreds of millions of USD have been given to affected countries. An estimated total of 5.2 million people were affected by the storm, while hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. , Total damage from the storm is estimated at US$1.4 billion. Civil Protection officials advised residents of possible flooding along the Matícora reservoir in Mauroa, the Barrancas river, and the Quebrada de Uca river.  Opposition to Duque criticized him for not evacuating Providencia ahead of the storm. The storm recorded maximum sustained winds near 155 mph upon landfall. News Hurricane Iota reaches Central America as 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm. Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five - the last was in 1932. #Iota is now a Category 5 #hurricane with max winds of 160 mph. The next day, four more bodies were recovered, including one of a baby. Iota is the latest Atlantic calendar year Category 5 hurricane on record. The wave subsequently entered the Eastern Caribbeanby 06:00 UTC on November 10 and moved westward into a more conducive environment for development. , A total of 160,233 homes lost power in Nicaragua and 47,638 families lost water service. 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.  The Colombian military deployed engineers and 15 tons of food. Hurricane Iota made landfall in northern Nicaragua Monday night as a Category 4 storm, bringing life-threatening storm surge to the coast. The Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport is expected to be remained closed until mid-December. At least 61 people were killed due to Iota including at least 28 in Nicaragua and 16 in Honduras, among other countries.  The situation on the island was difficult to ascertain as of November 17, though the island's hospital was assumed destroyed or rendered inoperable. 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. Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as Category 4 major hurricane. , Officials in Panama said one person was killed in Nole Duima in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca.  Landslides were the primary cause of fatalities; one in San Manuel Colohete killed eight people and another in Los Trapiches killed five people. 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 …  Although debris covered runways at El Embrujo Airport, initially preventing aircraft from arriving or leaving, by November 17 it was operational enough to allow President Duque to visit and assess the damage of the island. Seawater rose up to 9.8 ft (3 m). A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm as it swept over the western Caribbean. , As of November 25, 2.5 million people had limited or no access to health services due to impacts. 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 … , The precursor tropical wave to Iota produced heavy rain across Venezuela's Falcón state, primarily in the Paraguaná Peninsula. , On San Andrés, torrential rains and large swells caused extensive flooding. The local airport is also unusable because of debris, Duque said.  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). Iota was a Category 5 storm with 160 mph … Emergencies were declared for 29 municipalities in the Santander Department where multiple rivers topped their banks.  An estimated 98–99 percent of structures on the island were damaged or destroyed, including buildings constructed in the 15th century.  The landslides destroyed 67 homes and damaged 104 others as well as three schools. 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. Iota intensified into a category 5 storm on Monday afternoon but weakened as it approached the Nicaraguan coastline. The depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Iota six hours later.  Eight people were rescued from the rubble. Various concrete and wooden houses were reduced to rubble. , Operation USA began preparations for relief efforts on November 17. In Wiwilí, fears arose over the safety of residents who evacuated into the mountains to escape flooding as numerous landslides occurred in the region.  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.  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. 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. , Nearly 44,000 homes suffered total or partial damage in Nicaragua, said Nicaraguan Finance Minister Ivan Acosta, estimating the storms have cost the country $743 million in losses, according to government media site El 19, Iota made landfall in Nicaragua as a high-end Category 4 hurricane near the town of Haulover, just south of Puerto Cabezas, on November 16, only 15 miles (25 km) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall 13 days prior.  80% of Copán Ruinas' roads were rendered impassible due to mudslides and flash flooding. , Nicaragua's power company, Enatrel, dispatched more than 100 crews to the Caribbean Coast to restore electricity.  The rest of the coastline of Honduras, as well as the Bay Islands, were later put under tropical storm warnings on November 16. Damage to homes was reported in El Cayude and El Tranquero.  Duque pledged 150 billion pesos (US$41 million) for infrastructure repair. Iota is "forecast to bring catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surge and torrential rainfall to Central America." Flooding affected 10 municipalities within the Chocó Department; the town of Lloró was isolated after the only bridge to the community collapsed.  The Government of Nicaragua opened 600 shelters and 63,000 people evacuated nationwide.  At least 16 people have died and one other is missing as a result of impacts from Iota in Honduras. 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, … CNN's Madeline Holcombe, Gene Norman and Robert Shackelford contributed to this report.  On November 18, the Government of Colombia pledged 500 billion pesos (US$136 million) for recovery efforts in Bolívar and Cartagena. 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. Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 with 155 mph winds. Damage reports, however, were extremely limited due to damage the area sustained previously from Hurricane Eta. 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A dog eats from the rubble of houses destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Eta, in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on November 15, 2020. Hurricane Iota strengthens to Category 5 as it nears Nicaragua. Hurricane Iota gained even more strength in the Atlantic Ocean, as it prepared to make landfall.  The wave subsequently entered the Eastern Caribbean by 06:00 UTC on November 10 and moved westward into a more conducive environment for development. Flooding reached a depth of 6 in (15 cm) at the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, preventing usage of the runways. 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.  This also made Iota the strongest hurricane in recorded history to make landfall in Nicaragua within November. 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. Two field hospitals and 4,000 tents were to be set up on the island. The food kits will be available until the government is able to provide adequate food support. This made 2020 the fifth consecutive Atlantic hurricane season since 2016 to feature at least one Category 5 hurricane. Iota made landfall in Nicaragua late Monday as a powerful and "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane, bringing with it catastrophic winds … 10 health facilities have reported a complete loss of cold-chain equipment, which hampered preparations made for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. 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 …  Approximately 100 vehicles were trapped by rockfalls along a road between Dabeiba and Urabá. Planning for relief efforts soon followed, which include placing tents, opening temporary hospitals, and delivering food and water to those in need. At least 28 people died in relation to the hurricane while 29 others are missing. It is the latest Category 5 hurricane to occur in the Atlantic on record. Iota then rapidly weakened as it moved inland, dissipating on November 18.  As many as 41 people are currently missing.  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. More than 1,000 homes were damaged in the Atlántico Department: 693 in Malambo, 200 in Candelaria, and 150 in Carreto. 2. Duque said Monday at least one person is dead on Providencia and 90% of the island's infrastructure has been affected by Iota. Hurricane Iota barreled into Nicaragua on Monday night as a Category 4 storm, as parts of Central America prepared for an onslaught of heavy rains, winds and flooding.  The worst damage took place in the Mohán sector of Dabeiba where landslides killed three people, injured 20, and left eight others missing.  Some residents feared starvation while residing in shelters as Eta largely destroyed the region's crops. 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.  Teonela Paisano Wood, the mayor of Brus Laguna, stated concerns that continued rainfall pose a large threat to the town.  In Mexico, the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and Veracruz all experienced effects from Iota's rainfall. 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.  By November 19, 112 people were airlifted from the island. Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five - the last was in 1932. , On November 15–16, Iota passed close to the outlying Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina as a Category 5 hurricane.  Torrential rains on already saturated soils led to extensive flooding and landslides. 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. 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. Iota came ashore just 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall Nov. 3, also as a Category 4 storm. "We are facing an issue with characteristics never before witnessed by our country.". , Oxfam had to temporarily suspend operations across Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador related to Hurricane Eta to protect relief works. Updated 11:40 PM ET, Mon November 16, 2020. More than 3.6 million people across Central America have been affected by the storm to varying degrees, the Red Cross said earlier this week. 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 … From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. 4", "31st tropical depression of record season to form, Eta chills out as an extratropical low", "Tropical Depression Thirty-One Advisory Number 1", "Tropical Storm Iota Discussion Number 2", "Tropical Storm Iota Intermediate Advisory Number 5A", "Hurricane Iota Intermediate Advisory Number 7A", "Hurricane Iota Intermediate Advisory Number 10A", "Hurricane Iota Intermediate Advisory Number 11A", "Some wild reports from the 16 mile wide eye of major #Hurricane #Iota. Heavy rains associated with a tropical wave and Iota brought heavy rainfall to parts of Colombia, leading to flash flooding and mudslides. Iota is expected to remain a catastrophic category 5 hurricane when it approaches the coast of Nicaragua tonight.  Six hours after this downgrade, Iota's low-level circulation center dissipated and the NHC issued their final advisory on Iota. The community of Santa Ana lost electrical service.  All of the watches were eventually upgraded to warnings, with an additional hurricane watch for San Andrés as well as a tropical storm warning for south central Nicaragua. Category:Hurricane Iota. Downed trees and blocked paths have slowed down some rescue teams. Towns around Puerto Cabezas in particular were devastated by Eta and debris remained strewn across the area.  The inner core of the weakening system was disrupted as it moved through Honduras, and Iota weakened to a tropical depression on November 18 at 09:00 UTC, as it entered El Salvador. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Providencia, while San Andres is under a hurricane watch, the hurricane center said. , Tropical storm warnings were first issued for the Colombian islands of San Andrés and Providencia around midday on November 14. A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm as it swept over the western Caribbean. In the Silva municipality, flooding affected 288 homes. By November 17, 700 people had relocated from their homes. Swells will be felt from Central America to the Yucatan Peninsula, as far east as Jamaica and as far south as Colombia. 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. 8ºC/14ºF temperature increase inside the eye, along with notation of frequent lightning in the southwest eyewall and hail. 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. Numerous power outages were restored in the days following Iota's destruction.  As of the morning of November 18, COPECO reported 366,123 people were directly affected by the hurricane.  City officials converted the Coliseo de Combate into a shelter capable of accommodating 200 people. , Following restoration of communication with Providencia on November 16, President Duque pledged immediate aid to the island.  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 Government of El Salvador opened 1,000 shelters with a capacity for 30,000 people. A landslide killed two people in Wiwilí de Jinotega and another person died in Quilalí. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest.  The center of the hurricane's eye missed Providencia by 11 miles (18 km), but the storm still made a direct hit (rather than a landfall) on the island, causing damage described as "unprecedented" by President Iván Duque Márquez. The 31st and final tropical cyclone, 30th named storm, 13th hurricane, and sixth major hurricane of the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Iota originated as a tropical wave that moved into the Eastern Caribbean on November 10. Mudslides caused extensive damage and multiple deaths. Powerful winds uprooted numerous trees, some of which fell on homes, and several homes lost their roof. Iota first impacted the islands of San Andres and Providencia, which have been part of Colombia for centuries, but are geographically closer to Central America than to the Colombian mainland. Iota came ashore just 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall Nov. 3, also as a Category 4 storm. 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