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Storm death toll rises in Central America as Honduran leader pleads for help

20 Nov 2020

TEGUCIGALPA/MEXICO CITY Authorities in Central America recovered more bodies on Thursday from landslides triggered by hurricane Iota, which battered the impoverished region this week, the second deadly storm to roar through this month.

Death toll from Iota slowly rises in Central America amid ongoing rescue efforts

19 Nov 2020

TEGUCIGALPA/MEXICO CITY, Nov 19 The death toll from storm Iota is slowly rising in Central America as authorities on Thursday said they'd recovered more bodies buried in landslides triggered by catastrophic flooding that swept through the already waterlogged region earlier this week.

Central America faces havoc, more than 30 killed, from latest storm

19 Nov 2020

TEGUCIGALPA/MEXICO CITY Storm Iota unleashed devastating floods across Central America on Wednesday in areas already waterlogged, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in a disaster that could spur migration to the United States. | Video

Climate 'bomb' Iota weakens slightly off Central America

17 Nov 2020

TEGUCIGALPA A slightly weakened Hurricane Iota began whipping a remote coastal area of Nicaragua with catastrophic winds and storm surges on Monday, as the region's leaders blamed climate change for destructive weather pushing millions closer to hunger. | Video

Iota grows to category 2 hurricane as it nears Central America

16 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Iota has strengthened into a category 2 hurricane as it barrels toward Central America, a region still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Eta, and experts predict this year's unprecedented storm season will force more people to migrate.

Tropical Storm Iota strengthens as it approaches Central America

15 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Tropical Storm Iota is strengthening as it barrels toward Central America, with authorities urging communities to evacuate before it unleashes "life-threatening" flooding across a region still recovering from Hurricane Eta's devastation.

Guatemalan mudslides push storm Eta's death toll near 150

07 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA The death toll from torrential downpours unleashed by storm Eta leapt on Friday as Guatemalan soldiers reached a mountain village where around 100 people were killed by a landslide, adding to dozens of other dead in Central America and Mexico. | Video

'Worst storm in decades': Central America reels from calamitous floods and landslides

06 Nov 2020

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY, Nov 6 The remains of Hurricane Eta dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America early on Friday after days of devastating floods and landslides that killed dozens of people.

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