Category 4 Hurricane Iota Makes Landfall in Nicaragua Bringing 'Catastrophic' Winds

Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm on November 16, bringing “life-threatening storm surge and catastrophic winds” to the Central American nation.

The system was carrying sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour, and officially made landfall at 10:40 pm local time, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm hit the area weeks after Hurricane Eta made landfall as a Category 4 storm and left at least 120 dead in flash floods and landslides across Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico according to reports.

This video shows the inside of the eye of the storm on November 16 as captured by the US Air Force’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Credit: Hurricane Hunters via Storyful