Weather

16
Nov
21:21 UTC

Americas Tactical (UPDATE): Hurricane Iota strengthens to Category 5, to make landfall on Nicaragua during night hours (local time) on November 16; remain cognizant of authorities’ updates

Please be advised

  • The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has confirmed that Hurricane Iota has intensified into a Category 5 hurricane. Iota is due to make landfall on the northeastern coast of Nicaragua during the night hours (local time) on November 16.
  • Hurricane warnings are in effect for multiple areas, including Providencia, and the coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua. Extreme winds and life-threatening storm surges are expected along portions of the coast of northeastern Nicaragua. 
  • The NHC has additionally issued a warning for flash flooding and landslides in Nicaragua and Honduras following the recent effects of Hurricane Eta. 
  • The updated forecasted route of Hurricane Iota can be found here.

Recommendations

  1. Those operating or residing in the aforementioned regions on November 16 and over the coming days are advised to remain abreast of local authorities’ updates on weather-related risks. 
  2. Allot for disruptions to travel and electricity services.
  3. If not in an area ordered for evacuation, stay at home, close storm shutters, and stay away from windows. Secure any loose objects outdoors. 
  4. Confirm that places, where you will be located, have working generators in case of power outages while packing sufficient batteries and flashlights.
AFFECTED AREA Americas
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed

Please be advised

  • The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has confirmed that Hurricane Iota has intensified into a Category 5 hurricane. Iota is due to make landfall on the northeastern coast of Nicaragua during the night hours (local time) on November 16.
  • Hurricane warnings are in effect for multiple areas, including Providencia, and the coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua. Extreme winds and life-threatening storm surges are expected along portions of the coast of northeastern Nicaragua. 
  • The NHC has additionally issued a warning for flash flooding and landslides in Nicaragua and Honduras following the recent effects of Hurricane Eta. 
  • The updated forecasted route of Hurricane Iota can be found here.

Recommendations

  1. Those operating or residing in the aforementioned regions on November 16 and over the coming days are advised to remain abreast of local authorities’ updates on weather-related risks. 
  2. Allot for disruptions to travel and electricity services.
  3. If not in an area ordered for evacuation, stay at home, close storm shutters, and stay away from windows. Secure any loose objects outdoors. 
  4. Confirm that places, where you will be located, have working generators in case of power outages while packing sufficient batteries and flashlights.
AFFECTED AREA Americas
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed