Hurricane Iota Batters Colombian Islands

Hurricane Iota left at least one person dead and serious damage to infrastructure as it hit the Colombian islands of San Andres and Providencia on November 16, local media reported.

The storm later reached Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane, a short distance from where Hurricane Eta landed earlier in November.

Video from San Andres, recorded by Diego Hernaandez, shows conditions along a coastal road.

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