Hurricane Eta nears Category 5 strength, expected to bring catastrophic damage to Nicaragua

It took only 24 hours for Eta to go from a tropical storm to a Category 4 飓风, and it is likely to only get stronger as it approaches Nicaragua.

从 7 下午. Sunday to 7 下午. 星期一, Eta’s wind speed more than doubled. 作为 10 下午. EST Monday night, the storm was about 45 miles from Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, with sustained winds of 150 英里每小时.
The slow moving and rapidly intensifying storm, the latest in an active Atlantic hurricane season, has the lowest pressure of any storm in this seasona sign of its strength, according to CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin. As the 28th named storm, it ties the record for the number of named storms in a single season set back in 2005.
Eta has become an impressive November hurricane as it continues to undergo rapid strengthening,” 的 National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday afternoon.
    And before making landfall in Nicaragua Tuesday morning, the NHC said Eta is likely to strengthen into a Category 5.
    The region is expected to withstand catastrophic and life-threatening conditionsincluding flooding, landslides and nearly 3 feet of rain in portions of Central Americathrough the week before the remnants of Hurricane Eta move back into the Caribbean, Mauldin said.

    Conditions deteriorating along the coast

    If Eta does reach Category 5, it will be only the second Atlantic hurricane of that strength in November on record. It will also be the first Category 5 to hit Nicaragua since Felix in 2007.
    Conditions were already deteriorating Monday night along the northeast coast of Nicaragua, and will get worse as the storm reaches land. 自从米奇飓风袭击尼加拉瓜以来,该风暴有可能是尼加拉瓜最严重的洪灾之一。 1998, which killed more than 10,000 人.
    As Eta’s eyewall moves on shore, the storm will delivercatastrophic wind damage,” as well as deliver heavy rainfall with estimates of 15 至 25 英寸, 和孤立的金额高达 35 尼加拉瓜和洪都拉斯的英寸, NHC说.
    尼加拉瓜海岸线上威胁生命的风暴潮预计将达到 21 比正常潮高一英尺. 极强的风将影响从海岸到高山的地区.
    The wind and storm surge threat will diminish throughout Tuesday, 但是下雨会持续到一周.
    大雨将在整个中美洲蔓延, 从墨西哥东南部到巴拿马的地区可能会看到雨水积累到 25 英寸.
      “降雨将导致灾难性的后果, 威胁生命的山洪和河流洪水, 以及中美洲较高地区的滑坡,” NHC说. “牙买加可能会发生山洪和河流洪水, 墨西哥东南部, 救星, 海地南部, 和开曼群岛。”
      The current forecast has the storm meandering the mountains of Nicaragua and Honduras before heading north toward Belize as a depression by Friday. 周五后,风暴的轨道和强度仍不确定,将密切监视.


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