Eta Slams Central America, Causes Deadly Mudslides, Strands Fishermen

“MANAGUA – Hurricane Eta ripped roofs from homes, unleashed major flooding and caused landslides as it battered the coastline of Nicaragua and neighboring Honduras on Tuesday, reportedly killing at least three people and putting dozens of fishermen in peril.

Eta, one of the most powerful storms to hit Central America in years, plowed into Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, battering roads and bridges in Honduras. Hundreds of people were evacuated.

Barreling ashore south of the port of Puerto Cabezas, Eta was expected to cause “catastrophic” wind damage as the eye of the storm moved inland along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.”

Oswaldo Rivas reports for Reuters November 3, 2020.