Iota threatens second tropical hit for Nicaragua, Honduras

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (AP) — In early Saturday's Caribbean Sea Tropical Torment, Iota was brewing warnings for a Category 4 Storm Eta for Nicaragua and Honduras, the second tropical attack.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Iota was able to inflict damage to all Central American countries by Monday's harmful wind, storm and as much as 30 inches (76 centimetres) of precipitation.

Friday afternoon the framework was established.

The hurricane was around 545 kilometers south-east of Kingston, Jamaica, early Saturday and winds were maximum 40 miles per hour (65 kph).

As early as Saturday morning there were no coastal warnings or precautions.

At 5 miles per hour Iota traveled west-southwest (7 kph).

In an area where citizens already deal with Eta's aftermath, Iota could be more damaging.

The storm struck Nicaragua in Category 4 last week killing at least 120 lives, with flooding and slides in part of Central America and Mexico. The system hit Nicaragua in a Category IV hurricane.

Then it roamed about Cuba, the Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico before slogging again on the shore in the vicinity of Cedar Key in Florida and the Carolinas.

The place in Tampa Bay was buffeted by rain and storms, and a U.S. death of Eta: Mark Mixon got into his submerged garage in Bradenton Beach when he layed sand bags and was electrocuted on a Wednesday evening, said Jacob Saur, the Manadee County Public Safety Officer.

Iota is currently the 30th storm named after the unusually busy hurricane of this year's Atlantic.

Such activities concentrated on climate change which according to science, triggers more storms, stronger and more damaging.

Eta was this year's 28th designated hurricane, matching a previous 2005 for hurricanes that have been named.

Theta, the 29th in the far-east Atlantic, was reduced.

Later Saturday, forecasters claimed it will be a poor relic.

Frisaro's Fort Lauderdale, Florida posted.

This story was given by Associated Press Photographer Lynne Sladky and video reporter Cody Jackson from Pinellas County and the Columbia, S.C. AP reporter Michelle Liu.

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