Thousands Seek Shelter in Nicaragua Ahead of Hurricane Iota

More than 40,000 people were evacuated from their homes and moved to shelters as Nicaragua braced for Hurricane Iota on November 16, reports said.

This footage, shared by the Nicaraguan Army, shows military personnel evacuating residents from several areas of the country on November 15 and 16.

Local news outlet El Nuevo Diario reported the storm caused power cuts and flooding as high winds ripped roofs from buildings in Puerto Cabezas in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region.

The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane was “rapidly weakening” by November 17. It was nonetheless forecast to bring life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic winds, flash flooding, and landslides to portions of Central America. Credit: Ejercito TV via Storyful