Hurricane Felix slammed ashore in Nicaragua
on Tuesday morning as a Category 5 storm but quickly weakened as it
moved across the mountainous terrain of Nicaragua, Honduras and
Hurricane Center warned of major flooding and mudslides from the
storm, which was expected to dump up to 15 inches of rain across
Tourists had been
evacuated Monday from the Bay Islands of Roatan, Utila and Guanaja
off Honduras' coast.
In 1996, Hurricane
Mitch devastated Central America and triggered landslides that
swallowed entire villages in its wake.
Meanwhile, in the
Pacific region, Hurricane Henriette was expected to make landfall
along Mexico's Baja Peninsula late Tuesday as a Category 1
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