Hurricane Iota is ripping through Central America, packing catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surge and extreme rain.
Iota made landfall Monday night along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, about 15 miles from where Hurricane Eta made landfall as a Category 4 just 13 days earlier. Iota is now the strongest hurricane to hit Nicaragua in November on record.
Iota has since weakened to a tropical storm but is still dropping very heavy rain that could cause life-threatening flash floods, landslides and mudslides in Nicaragua, Honduras and parts of Guatemala through Thursday.
In Nicaragua, more than 40,000 people are in shelters. Several cities are reporting damage, including downed trees, downed power lines, damage to homes and flooding, said Marcio Bamaca, the director of Nicaragua's meteorological department.
In Colombia, at least one person is dead and another person is missing.
Colombia's president, Ivan Duque, said he flew over the hard-hit island of Providencia where they're working to deliver humanitarian supplies. Duque said the mayor in Providencia told him 99% of the island's infrastructure was destroyed.