PlanetWatchers flood map of Iota (light blue) and Eta (darker blue). The coastal area has been hit hard by both storms with more flooding to the south by Iota. Eta hit on November 3rd near Puerto Cabezas and Iota on November 17th near Haulover. Contains Copernicus data 2020.

Last week we shared our analysis of the devastating flooding in Central America following Hurricane Eta that came ashore in northeastern Nicaragua on November 3rd. At this exact time last week Hurricane Iota made landfall as a strong Category 4 only 15 miles south of where Eta hit, lashing its powerful winds and rain over populations that were still trying to recover from Hurricane Eta.

Eta was a deadly, erratic, long-lived, and powerful Category 4 hurricane that killed at least 178 people, left 115 people missing, and became the second-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, only behind the 1932 Cuba…


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