Hurricane Felix

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Felix Leaves Nearly 100 Dead

Number expected to rise as hurricane rescue and recovery efforts continue

(Newser) - Hurricane Felix, which slammed into the coast of Honduras and Nicaragua Tuesday, has now claimed almost 100 lives, with the death toll expected to climb further.  Officials have tallied the deaths of 98 Nicaraguans and one Honduran, as rescue teams in isolated coastal regions continue to fish survivors from... More »

As Felix Fizzles, Another Round of Floods Likely

Nicaragua, Honduras at risk from rain-laden remnants of hurricane

(Newser) - Heavy rain from what's left of Hurricane Felix continues to fall in Honduras and Nicaragua, the BBC reports, and residents are struggling to prepare for "life-threatening" flash floods and mudslides. "Here it rains for two hours and the city floods," said the mayor of Tegucigalpa. "They're... More »

4 Dead as Felix Slams Nicaragua

Poor Nicaraguan Coast unprepared for Category 5 storm

(Newser) - Nicaragua’s Miskito coast felt the wrath of Hurricane Felix yesterday, raising fears of catastrophe for the desperately poor swamp region. The rare Category 5 storm killed four before losing steam and switching to a Category 1 as it made its way toward Guatemala and Mexico, the Guardian reports. Regional... More »

Felix Makes History

First time two Category 5 storms make landfall in the same season

(Newser) - Hurricane Felix became the second Category 5 storm to make landfall in less than 2 weeks today, marking the first time two of the rare storms have hit land in the same season since 1886. "The winds are horrible," said a Red Cross official in Nicaragua. "We... More »

Thousands Flee Felix

Up to 15,000 stranded in their homes

(Newser) - Hurricane Felix, which grew with record-breaking speed over the weekend into a Category 5 storm, made landfall this morning in a lightly populated area near the border of Honduras and Nicaragua and continued moving west. Tens of thousands of Hondurans took shelter yesterday but up to 15,000 lacked transport,... More »

Felix Reaches Category 5

Storm Heads for Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula

(Newser) - Hurricane Felix grew into a Category 5—the most dangerous—storm last night, packing winds of 127 mph as it roared west across the southern Caribbean, heading for Central America. Felix is predicted to brush the Honduras coastline tomorrow, and hit Belize on Wednesday, the AP reports. More »

Hurricane Felix Churns to Aruba

Season's second hurricane could become major force in next 24 hours

(Newser) - Hurricane Felix yesterday powered through the Caribbean, packing top winds of 100 mph. The storm, ranked Category 2, could develop into a major hurricane in the next 24 hours, forecasters warned. It was expected to veer close to the northern shores of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao today. More »

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