Hurricane Iota: Colombia, Nicaragua experience brunt of Category 5 storm

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Several parts of Central America, including Colombia and Nicaragua are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Iota, which hit the region on Monday as a Category 5 storm, bringing winds of up to 260 kilometres-per-hour, strong storm surge, heavy rains and resulting floods. Colombia saw the storm first, with parts of the country left underwater. President Ivan Duque said later Monday that 98 per cent of the infrastructure on the Island of of Providencia was left ruined. By the time the storm reached Nicaragua, the storm had been downgraded to a Category 4, but with winds close to 250 kilometres-per-hour, the storm caused flash floods with many people having fled to shelters. By Tuesday, it moved into Honduras bringing even more heavy rain. At least 120 people have died from the flooding and landslides that occurred during the storm across Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7465689/hurricane-iota-category-5-storm/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #HurricaneIota #Iota

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