Iota devastates Nicaragua and Honduras; follows Eta's path

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Hurricane Iota has left a trail of devastation in its wake as it tore across parts of Nicaragua and Honduras.
Hurricane Iota left a trail of devastation in its wake as it tore across parts of Nicaragua and Honduras.

The storm, which has now weakened to a tropical depression, made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Nicaragua's northeastern coast late Monday. The hurricane hit almost exactly the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by Hurricane Eta two weeks ago.

The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm late Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, Iota was over El Salvador, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected to move off Central America later in the day.

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