The hurricane sows terror in Central America.
“Iota”, which at dawn on Monday 16-N intensified to become a major category hurricane, reached category 5 this morning, the maximum on the Saffir Simpson scale, as it approaches Central America, where it is expected to make landfall. tonight, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported.
In its 15:00 GMT bulletin, the NHC said the hurricane exhibits maximum sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour (160 mph) as it approaches Nicaragua and Honduras.
Colombian media, such as Noticias Caracol, report that there are waves of up to six meters on Providencia Island. In their networks they added: “There are gusts of wind greater than 187 kilometers per hour, as well as waves of up to six meters. It is expected to maintain the maximum category all day.”
Meteorologist Luis Vargas tweeted at 11:00 am: “Impressive! The IOTA Major Hurricane has reached category 5, now being the strongest of this 2020 in the North Atlantic. It has maximum sustained winds of 260 km / h and gusts of up to 340 km / h. It is approaching the northeast of Nicaragua. “