Major hurricane Iota moved onshore into Nicaragua Monday evening. Landfall was just 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall 2 weeks earlier or about 30 miles south of Puerto Cabezas. The storm was a Category 5 over the water – the strongest category – the latest in the season that we’ve ever had a Cat. 5 storm. Iota was still a Category 4 at landfall. Iota is the 30th named storm this season in the Atlantic – the most named storms we’ve ever had in a single season. The storm came ashore with very strong winds, very heavy rain and some serious flooding. Here’s the path the storm took:
Below is a satellite view of the storm before it moved inland into Nicaragua and Honduras. At least 30 fatalities were blamed on the storm.
Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.